A second article on Cash and Carrey, just like the first, this time in Huntington Beach Coastal! Grateful for the local coverage!
DELIGHTED to be featured in the current issue of Seacliff Living, where they talk about my new comedy, Cash and Carrey. It’s a funny book!
You can read an excerpt (1000 words!) from my new comedy, Cash and Carrey, thanks to the good people at BforBookreview! Read it here: https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com/2023/08/16/cash-and-carrey-by-bob-madison-extract-vulpine_press-sarahembrow90-thatbobmadison/
Very, very happy to report that my 1930s pulp-era thriller The Lucifer Stone is getting rave reviews! If you love the classic hero pulps of the era — The Shadow, Doc Savage, G-8 and His Battle Aces — then this book is for you! Have you gotten your copy yet? Order now from Amazon!
Just finished a splendid YA novel by R.D. Stevens. Good science fiction is never really about the future: it is a funhouse mirror to the present. Some writers use this to poke fun at contemporary mores; others, more serious minded, issue warnings. Such is the case with R. D. Stevens’ magisterial The Freeze. Set in […]
Few figures throw a mightier shadow over the 20th Century cultural landscape than Groucho Marx (1890-1977), born Julius Henry Marx to assimilating German Jews in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With three of his four brothers – Chico, Harpo and Zeppo – he created several of Hollywood’s greatest comedies, and, as a single […]
American Cornball: A Laffopedic Guide to the Formerly Funny, by Christopher Miller came as a delightful surprise. Arranged alphabetically, Miller enumerates the countless tropes so frequent in American comedy circa 1900-1966, and why they were funny and what they tell us about Americans of old. Miller creates an artificial cutoff of 1966, citing anecdotally that […]
William McGuire “Bill” Bryson (born 1951) has written several amusing books on language, science and travel. He has also been a fixture on television and radio, and is one of the smartest and funniest men on the contemporary scene. However, the Bill Bryson that I enjoyed the most was the gentle memoirist who […]