Yesterday, completely by accident, I found a copy of a long lost favorite book on Google Read… or at least, the first four chapters of a long-lost favorite book.  And lo and behold, aside from a repeated typo, it still held up.  Back in the late 80s, I was hugely into a niche horror trend that called itself “Splatterpunk”, especially the collaborative works of Skipp & Spector, whose narrative voice totally fit my sensibilities as a reader.  There was also Joe Lansdale, who is still writing, and a number of others whose works are still in my bookcase somewhere, leading to today’s literary query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) may actually buy all of Skipp & Spector’s work on the Kindle now, since physical books are kind of a pain, asking: Which long lost favorite author do you miss the most?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. I don’t think I got one. I’ve never read “all from this particular author” but rather have some individual favorites, usually not a part of any series or so. Its probably got something to do with the thing that’s been years since I’ve read anything but history or biography.

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