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Madison Smartt Bell
Madison Smartt Bell is a critically acclaimed writer of more than a dozen novels and story collections, as well as numerous essays and reviews for publications such as Harper's and the New York Times Book Review. His books have been finalists for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner... show more

Madison Smartt Bell is a critically acclaimed writer of more than a dozen novels and story collections, as well as numerous essays and reviews for publications such as Harper's and the New York Times Book Review. His books have been finalists for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, among other honors.
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Birth date: August 01, 1957
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javajunco
javajunco rated it 8 years ago
it's not like i didn't enjoy it, but it was just a western. a don knotts western, but a western nonetheless.
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it 10 years ago
"Best horror novel in a decade"
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 10 years ago
Need I write anything at all? Simply look at the authors collected here - the variety and quality is astounding. Tbe best of what the English language had to offer in literary short fiction from 1970 to 1999. Are all the stories life-changing works of art that will stay with you forever? No, but I g...
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 11 years ago
Tracy Bateman, a former film editor, goes to Italy to cut a film for a friend. Throw in his ex-ish-wife Lauren and a mysterious briefcase and the ensuing chaos, and you have Straight Cut.First of all, there were things I liked about this book. The writing was good and I liked some of the ideas, li...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 11 years ago
While this book never dazzled, or developed much reach beyond the straight-line semi-pulp of its alcohol-soaked narrator's voice, I was drawn in and along by Bell's clear, engaging writing. A film editor is called out of retirement by an old sort-of, shady friend, sent on a mission to cut away and ...
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