Relevant for unfortunate reasons, The Cranberries’ 20TH CENTURY MASTERS compilation from 2006 collects 11 of the band’s best and best-known tracks to help get you through the grieving process. As 2018 30A Fest performer Lilly Hiatt tweeted: “Rest in peace, Dolores O’Riordan. A gorgeous and outspoken woman. ‘Linger’ was the first song I learned on guitar. What a loss.” Speaking of…
Ms. Hiatt—daughter of John, as I confirmed at the 30A Fest Q&A, though I could have just Googled it—is one of the handful of festival performers I’m really sorry I missed this year. Give her great 2017 album TRINITY LANE a few spins and pray that she comes back here next January.
Meg Gardiner’s INTO THE BLACK NOWHERE—the second in her UNSUB series—is an exciting crime thriller, featuring one of the most unnerving serial killers in recent memory and a climax that will leave you gasping. Don Winslow, author of 2017’s must-read THE FORCE, tweeted: “It’s a fantastic and thrilling read. A relentless page-turner. Pick it up.”
David Lowery’s A GHOST STORY, now streaming on Amazon Prime, is one of the weirdest and most visually striking movies in ages. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. David Simmons included it in his Best Movies of 2017 last issue (at #6, no less), which almost makes up for the awards season snubs. Almost.
I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never read any of James Lee Burke’s earlier novels, but you can jump right into his latest, ROBICHEAUX, with no previous experience necessary. The story combines beautiful descriptive prose of its Louisiana settings with a cast of shady characters, including detectives, recovering alcoholics, mobsters, and a very memorable hit man. Plus ‘Nam flashbacks.
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