• Preacher: Episode 6 – Sundowner

    Oh…damn. This week’s Preacher can definitely be pegged as the best of the run so far. With news that Season 2’s been greenlit, I think it’s high time folks on the fence jumped on over. If Sundowner is any indication, everything’s gonna get real fucky real fast. We open with Jesse finally hearing the truth […]

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  • Preacher: Episode 5 – The South Will Rise Again

    All hell’s a-comin’ friends. South Will Rise Again feels two episodes late. Especially as we’re back in the past as our Cowboy friend finally enters the wonderful sounding town of Ratwater. Name like that, I can’t imagine there being any issues for our quiet rider. Oh wait, no, Ratwater is a fucking terrible place where […]

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  • Preacher: Episode 4 – Monster Swamp

    We’re still moving slowly, but surely enough, we’re moving. This week’s “Monster Swamp” is a weird one. I’m beginning to understand why some folks aren’t entirely sold on Preacher, but at the same time, AMC is pretty legendary for its budget fuckery and wheel-spinning it necessitates; so there needs to be plenty of moments where […]

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  • From 700 Words to Novels

    Hello, I’m Ron Earl Phillips. Hi Ron. It’s okay, I know you want to say it. You may know me from such venues as… well this, Shotgun Honey, and as that guy who got taken away by ambulance at Bouchercon 2015. Fun times. I’m okay now. Mostly. Five years ago I raised my hand and […]

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  • Preacher: Episode 3 – Possibilities

    We’re on a weekly schedule! About damn time. So, do we finally get moving? Well, yes and no. I can still see folks being nonplussed with the momentum of Preacher so far, but ‘Possibilities’ presents, well, possibilities. A lot of them. We open with Tulip making a visit to Houston. She’s handing over that Grail […]

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  • Preacher: Episode 2 – See

    Two goddamn weeks we waited and well, we get a LOT more questions than answers on this week’s Preacher. Rogen and company seem to be fans of the slow burn and while we get a few pops this week, that fuse is still long as fuck. That’s not to say ‘See’ doesn’t provide a great […]

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  • Preacher: Pilot – Time of the Preacher

    After what feels like many, many years of false starts and sudden deaths, AMC aired the first episode of Preacher Sunday night. Aw man, there’s about forty different ways I can think of to start this… I can make some fun referential jokes to the source material; cite my sad, sad, sad knowledge of the […]

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  • 2015 Merry Bookmas

    With only days to the big gift giving event known to many as Christmas, you’ll see or have seen a lot of best of and recommended 2015 book lists. This is in general a nice nod to those who have given you a little literary enjoyment in the chaos of life. Book people love to read, and there isn’t a better gift (other than a winning lotto ticket) that they appreciate more. I know I’m thrilled my stockings will be filled with books this year.

    I had wanted to pool the recommendations of my editors and close contributors to compile a 2015 Merry Bookmas list, but things have been crazy in the Earl of Rontown‘s life, and so I offer my meager opines on the books I’ve enjoyed in 2015.

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