> Here's a short clip of Vlautin reading from The Motel Life.
> Lyrically sparse
> noir indeed.
> I seem to recall hearing that some of the characters from the songs
> appear in the books, but I may be wrong about that.
I think some of them are both songs and short stories, although I'm
not sure which comes first.
Steve Earle also wrote a collection of short stories, DOGHOUSE ROSES,
some of which involve crime, and a few which feature a very pulp
fictiony vibe. Hell, toss in a backwoods nymphette and his song
"Copperhead Road" would make a dandy HardCaseCrime-style book. Despite the references to Vietnam and the DEA, it has a real Robert Mitchum, 1950s Gold Medal vibe.
At least in the movie that plays in my head every time I hear it.
Kevin Burton Smith
I blog; therefore I am.
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