Archives for January 2013

Irate Irish Boys

As Close As You'll Ever BeI’ve been reading Seamus Scanlon’s 23 spellbinding gory stories (and a few sweet-humored ones) about the exploits of the brazen blazin’ boys of Ireland (and South Boston) in his collection As Close As You’ll Ever Be (Cairn Press, 2012). My review of Seamus’s book can be seen online in January Magazine  ( Seamus’s dauntless young warriors wield firearms and hatchets as they go about like Jack the Giant Killer and attack an array of richly deserving villains, including a few bad daddy-types. Seamus is so magnetic he’s been translated into Spanish, as this month’s “Writer of the Month” by Carlos Aguasaco in Cronopio: A Colombian Literary Magazine. (www.revistacronopio/?p=9747). You can get Seamus’s book on Cairn Press and Amazon.




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