Lyrical violence is the currency of the two books reviewed on this episode of The Abysmal Brutes. Frank Bill’s prose in “The Savage” is of the dirt but of the heaven too. In “Blood Standard” by Laird Barron, a new kind of private detective Isaiah Coleridge attempts labours on par with any mythological hero. Both authors stretched their muscles to write something further from their previous fiction. Bill and Rob found both efforts a success and believe you will too. So come listen to us mix metaphors as we review these gritty novels. And beware, spoilers ahead.
Music: Matt Mitchell Project "This Town"