Samuel D Carter


There is a house at the end of the road. I live there with two dogs and a famous dancer. All my life, I've been the observer. I'm the tall guy in the back of the room watching everything. People. Dynamics. The flow and mood. Reactions.

Long ago at a kitchen table was a woman, my mother. She read furiously about the realities of cults, political cults, religious cults, and she railed against the false prophets, daily, and for years. She would read and take a pull on her cigarette, a sip of her coffee, shake her head, and continue reading. Beware the false prophets, Sam, she said. They will suck your soul and spit it out, empty.

Every day I read like she did. I quit smoking. I try to drink tea. I feel her fury and focus in my bones, nonetheless. She knew God. I'm still looking. If there is a heaven, she's there looking for lightning bolts. Can't say I blame her.

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What do you read for pleasure?
Tonight I finished a John D MacDonald novel, Barrier Island. I'm reminded of Carl Hiaasen, who writes the same novel ten times, but they're different each time if in the same locale as MacDonald. Over the weekend, it was a Robert B Parker novel. It was grim and formulaic, and out of character for his main moneymaker, Spencer. It was riveting anyway. He was rescuing Susan.

Two minimum per week. Every week. Sometimes more on vacation and while I avoid watching movies in flight. The total number of books is well into the thousands, perhaps more. Hundreds of SciFi novels. A few biographies. Granta. Short stories. I read more than I write. Together, they take up most of my waking hours.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have an ancient white Kindle that was given to me by a wise woman.
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Liquid Absolution
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,220. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rowan Walsh lay dead. Big and dead. My new boss. My former employee, and now my partner. Surprisingly little blood. God, we'd seen blood. But no more Liquid Absolution for Rowan. We would find one of his murderers, but no, maybe there were two. Two murderers? Grab your shot glass. You may need Liquid Absolution, too.

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