A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
If you only see one French spoof of spy movies this year...
Make it OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies. This spoof of the French novel/movie franchise just made it across the Atlantic, and it's a spot on parody of spy movie conventions mixed with some rather biting political humor. When I think comedy, I don't usually think of the French, but this film made me glad to fork over nine bucks each for tickets. There's a fight scene involving chickens used as projectiles, which is worth the price of admission all by itself. This is a movie for all the people who thought Austin Powers was vulgar garbage.
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com