Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Avatar Rose Woodhouse says:

    Hmmm…that it doesn’t say anything about the hit TV series to which it is related? I don’t even know if it was a hit, but I did enjoy that second season.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Something about his hands, the way he’s holding the gun, does seem weird. When I fire a pistol, my knuckles are clenched pretty tight around the grip. That looks pretty loose to me. ‘Course, I’m a terrible shot at anything more than ten feet away, so maybe I’m doing something wrong, not the model on the book cover.Report

  3. Avatar Maribou says:

    That piece of coat? belt? wait, is it a flipped over tie maybe?? coming out from Raylan to background “A Novel” is annoyingly awkward, but I’m not sure if that’s what you meant or not.

    PS Dewey Crowe In: Kidney Trouble! was hilarious and I will now think of it by that title every time it crosses my mind.Report

  4. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    Never seen the TV series (I’m working on my “Does Not Watch TV” merit badge), but I wouldn’t say Leonard is a “suspense writer.” I wouldn’t be foolish enough to argue against an assertion that Leonard is pound for pound the best writer in America, period. I don’t think that’s what you’re getting at, though.Report

  5. Avatar krogerfoot says:

    Is he missing a thumb?Report

  6. Avatar aarondavid says:

    Outside of a well designed cover, which that book has in spades, Elmore was truly a great american writer, with Raylan a great character, as I am sure @mike-schilling would agree. James Elroy described his novels as “black comedies of manners” which I have always found to be true, and most perfectly showcased in his City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit.

    As for the TV show, the finale of season 3 is the standout to me, with the, ah, disarming of Robert Quarels.Report

  7. Avatar Van_Owen says:

    Raylan carries a Glock.Report