Tag Archives: Classic Literature

Killer Nashville’s Featured Book / Friday, October 4, 2013 / “Roots: The Saga of an American Family” by Alex Haley / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

As abhorrent as I have always viewed slavery, this book actually made me feel it. Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley Like most of Americans in the 1970s, I was riveted to the mini-series “Roots.”  Also probably … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Featured Book / Wednesday, July 24, 2013 / “The Deadly Streets” by Harlan Ellison / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

A collection of stories every short story writer and reader should know about:  Harlan Ellison’s The Deadly Streets. The Deadly Streets by Harlan Ellison Subterranean Press is the epitome of cool.  I have thought so for years.  Books such as The Deadly Streets a … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, February 19, 2013 / “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren. “A classic. Pulitzer Prize winner. Modern Library’s 36th greatest novel of the 20th Century. The fictional rise of governor Willie Stark and the self-discovery of Jack Burden. Written in the classic voice … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Tuesday, November 27, 2012 / “Death of a Schoolgirl” by Joanna Campbell Slan / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Death of a Schoolgirl by Joanna Campbell Slan. Who would have thought Jane Eyre was such an excellent detective? Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Joanna Campbell Slan’s new historical series stars Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. “Death of … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, October 22, 2012 / “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. It’s classic, gothic, romantic suspense at its finest. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” One of my absolute favorite opening lines. And the book never … Continue reading

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On Romantic Suspense / Author Greg Herren

“Carmela Lacy is the silliest woman I know, which is saying a good deal.” That’s the opening line of Mary Stewart’s Airs Above the Ground, which I read for the first time when I was ten, and transitioning from the … Continue reading

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Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Monday, October 8, 2012 / “A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel” by Anne Perry / Reviewed by Clay Stafford

Today’s featured book is A Sunless Sea: A William Monk Novel by Anne Perry. For the brutal murder of of one woman, an innocent woman may hang. Why Clay Stafford chose this book: Real. That’s the word I would use to describe … Continue reading

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