$ Few things are as compelling as a genuinely bad man
• Strong quasi-maternal figures
¥ If Homer were a gunslinger, there'd be a whole lot of dead storytellers
§ Owes significant debts to Marcel Duchamp and Native American mythology
& We are all of us living in the shadow of the 1960s
$ & RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE HUNTER
Book of the week, people--Darwyn Cooke's gorgeous hardcover adaptation of the first novel in Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark's "Parker" series about a wily, amoral, murderous heist man, and the rare prose-to-comics adaptation that actually gains something in translation, because Cooke figured out a side of it that his drawing could make deeper and more vivid. I reviewed it here, ...