Memorable Quotes: Crammed and Mangy and Irate

… as for the Savage brothers, they were a whole planetary system away from most people in terms of normal, acceptable behavior. The maddest, craziest, most dyed-in-the-wool, lunatic [guys] to ever come out of the Flats, the Savage brothers had thousand-yard stares and tempers so hair-trigger you could fill a notebook the size of the Read More …

Memorable Quotes: Hey Dude fascist arena

Here is another quote from Scott Turow’s legal/crime thriller Presumed Innocent that sticks in my brain (see quote 1 here). Turow’s Kindle County location is a stand-in for the Chicago area, long associated with… er… self-interested government officials, shall we say, along the lines of the old Tammany Hall political machine in the late decades Read More …

Memorable Quotes: Killers’ eyes do not grow colder

Scott Turow’s first published novel, Presumed Innocent, spawned a very good film. It keeps the tension and much of the introspective character of the novel, and while the whodunnit reveal is perhaps less of a surprise than it is in the novel, where it comes at a remove from the courtroom events, it’s both gentler Read More …