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LW Fugett (pronounced fewget) is a product of the Beat Generation. Asterisk* I didn't say he was as old. His writing is irreverent, sometimes humorous, and seldom politically correct.(Hell, it's never politically correct.*) He hangs his hat in Dayton, Ohio, for the moment and a rama lama dingdong. www.lfugett.com Paddle faster. I think I hear banjo music*


Background Information

 

What do I write?

I’ve always been a fan of the noir detective/mystery novel, especially those written by the authors Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett, both of whom I consider to be the best pop-fiction writers of their day. Now, while I haven’t consciously tried to emulate them, I do think my writing resembles their style, in so far as the cynical, trust nobody theme is concerned. The glaring difference between their work and mine is the language used and the notion that only the good come out on top. To the old guard “f___k” was said through "clenched teeth" on the street, (perhaps they even paid for a good one occasionally) but it, along with the remainder of George Carlin’s list of untouchables, were never ever put into print. (Nixon favored a few on the list, as did Kennedy and Clinton, and those words no doubt have passed the lips of the God fearing Georgie Dubya, especially when he was doing the Texas Two-step at Billy Bobs in Fort Worth.) To me they’re more than just four-letter words used to shock and awe; they represent the vernacular of our times and must be used if pop fiction of today is to be truly representative. The same holds true with the good and the bad; the bad sometimes come out on top. (Osama bin laden is still at large, is he not? Well, for that matter, so is Clinton.)

If the language used by the characters, especially the mobsters, in my novels were edited to accommodate those on the far right, those characters would be about as realistic as a hippo in a tutu. As well, most of the humor would be lost.(Rap musicians have one thing right. If we don't like it, we don't have to listen to it--but we don't have a right to censor it.)

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Nobody has ever accused the “old guard” of literary genius, particularly when they were first published, but today their works are heralded as genre classics. I would imagine this honor alone would be enough for Chandler and Hammett—and quite the kudos for me as well.

Accomplishments

When Frank Costello was asked, while on the stand during the Kefauver hearings on organized crime, what he had contributed to society, he answered succinctly, "I pay my taxes." He was, of course, much more than just a crime boss who paid his taxes. My answer to the Achievements, Certifications, and Awards self-aggrandizement statement is buy my book and find out for yourself about my writing.I believe one is only as good as his/her last book. Shall we quote the "working girl's" credo? "Show me the money." And you thought that phrase was original with "Jerry Maguire"***


Just for the record: I dropped out of college...colleges...more than one and too many to count.

I've lived in California, Texas, Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, and, of course, Ohio where I was born and currently live. I've visited Italy, Spain, France, and Mexico, but "I don't get around much anymore". With the exception of vistas, one place is not much different from the next. My perception of any individual locale has always been tinctured by whom I was with and how I felt about myself at the time--Ohio feels good right now. Can you dig it, Daddio?

Additional Information

Before you get too enthralled with Michael Moore's movie Sicko and socialized health care, check out this short film. http://onthefencefilms.com/video/brainsurgery.html

Favorite Links

Noir Publishing
My books may be purchased there. One may also view some of the 20th century's more bloodthirsty.

Joseph McCarthy and Edward R Murrow
Short film documentary on Joseph McCarthy: an excellent history lesson on demagoguery and power usurpation.

Hollywood Iliad: A Tincture of Red
Hollywood Iliad: a Tincture of Red on Amazon's Kindle Books.

Short film: fifties disinformation on cigarettes, Chesterfields
Notice that lungs were not mentioned.




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