A review of Karen Huston Karydes, Hard-Boiled Anxiety By Harold O. Wilson The way we choose to remember the past has a significant impact on how we invent the future. In her book, Hard-Boiled Anxiety Karen Huston Karydes has chosen to remember three detective writers, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Ross Macdonald through the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Building a Memory A review of Joni Foster’s When Normal Blew Up by Harold O. Wilson Joni Foster was nine years old on Saturday, April 15, 1967 when Lee Holbrook walked into Bingman’s Drug Store in Circleville, Ohio. He carried a smoking wooden box covered by his coat. Holbrook shouted he had a bomb and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A Taste of Salt By Hal Wilson 2016 Review by Margot Miller – as featured in Tidewater Times As Hal Wilson’s A Taste of Salt unfolds, it appears as if the entwined narratives will explore the question posed by Clay Oaks, after the suicide of his sister, Rachel, “Where is the difference between vengeance […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Cost of Courage and the Price of Justice: Harold O. Wilson’s “A Kiss for Gertrude” By Margot Miller, http://margotmiller.co/ In 1958 at Price College, a fictional institution, a student whose name, Thurmond Roydal, means loosely “prince,” or “god/king-son-of-the-god/king” is in despair and obsessed with a photograph of dead film star, Gertrude Lawrence, whom he […]Continue Reading... No Comments.