THE WEBLOG ARCHIVE: Reviews & Awards
October 19, 2009
For your reading pleasure | 08:46 AM
Ah, how long has it been since this web presence has been active? To make up for it, jvg.com presents to you an entire novel for your reading pleasure...
Jonny Porkpie's Lurid Pulp novel "The Corpse Wore Pasties", available 11/24/09 from Hard Case Crime. The first reviews are already in:
Publishers Weekly: "The self-styled burlesque mayor of New York City makes himself the hero of his entertaining hard-boiled debut... Much of the fun lies in Porkpie's witty and telling observations of life in the raunchy burlesque world, and the tone is more playful than pornographic despite plentiful references to sexual activity. Readers will enjoy the twists and action and hope for future Porkpie investigations." Full review.
Booklist says "Porkpie's style is diligently tongue in cheek, and it works. Fans of hard-boiled crime will enjoy this romp, and in an increasingly coarse popular culture, the inside look at burlesque seems, well, almost wholesome." Full review.
Library Journal says"The rapport required on stage transfers effortlessly to the page in this debut mystery...Don’t give up your night job, Jonny; it’s too good of a backdrop for the sequels that will surely come to nestle comfortably between Gypsy Rose Lee’s classic 1941 The G-string Murders and Kinky Friedman’s mysteries." Full Review
Vince Keenan, who won an advance copy, writes on his blog: "It's a lark, and a fun one, with Mr. Porkpie getting into and out of silly, sexy trouble. But not too sexy; Mr. Porkpie is happily married to burlesque performer Nasty Canasta - one of the cover models, FYI - and their relationship is the best thing in the book." Full review.
Pinchbottom's LURID PULP, a combination Book Release party/interactive murder mystery/theatrical extravaganza starring Nasty Canasta, Clams Casino, Dirty Martini, Gigi La Femme, Jo Boobs, Madame Rosebud -- as well as the author himself -- will premiere Saturday November 21 @ 8:00pm at 45 Bleecker in Manhattan. Encore presentation Saturday November 28 @ 8:00pm.
November 20, 2008
Movie reviews from my Mom | 10:11 PM
"I just saw THE DARK KNIGHT. What the hell was that all about?"
April 26, 2003
Review: The New York Auto Show | 07:37 PM
What could be more boring?
April 14, 2003
The Best Of Gawker | 12:02 PM
Congratulations to Gawker, which celebrates its four-month anniversary this week. Since December, Elizabeth and Nick have obsessively brought us everything we ever needed to know about things we never needed to know anything about. From the incessant Tina Brown coverage to the "no J-Lo" policy (a custom more honored in the breach than in the observance), Gawker is, by my accounts, a winner.
March 24, 2003
Protest Sign Awards | 01:44 PM
I think we can all agree that the most important thing about any political debate is not who's right or wrong, but who has the best signage. With that in mind, I am pleased to present the jvg.com Protest Sign Awards for March 22-23, 2003:
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