"Ian Rankin once explained to an interviewer (the head of the Indian Communist Party!) that crime fiction is a way of talking about social inequality. Ron Jacobs applies that same maxim to the Sixties... in his wonderfully noir trilogy of those exhilarating and troubled times. And what Rankin does for Edinburgh, Jacobs amply illuminates for the Movement. Much much more than ripping yarns (though they are that too), from a master who's been there, done that, and lived to tell a tale or two."

--Ramsey Kanaan, Publisher PM Press/noir enthusiast

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Gore Vidal After the Fact


1 comment:

commie sympathizer said...

hi, ron:

you mention vidal's contretemps with william buckley. their fireworks went over so well that the network (ABC?)decided to broadcast a weekly half-hour show with the two of them. It was abruptly cancelled after a few shows because, at least according to vidal, he had the nerve to mention that the two main political parties had not "a dime's worth of difference" between them. If vidal's story is true, it tells a lot about american political culture.