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Taste of the Tenderloin Free download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ [Download] ➾ Taste of the Tenderloin ➹ Gene ONeill – Insolpro.co.uk Eight stories of dark science fiction and fantasy weave a path through the underbelly of San Francisco's most notorious district in Taste of TenderloEight stories of dark science fiction and fantasy weave a path through the underbelly of San Francisco's most notorious district in Taste of Tenderloin by Gene O'Neill Best known for his strong sense of place and uniue. Read in 2009TOCi Acknowledgmentsii Introduction1 Lost Patrol13 Magic Words27 Tombstones In His Eyes47 Bushido63 Balance79 The Apotheosis of Nathan Mckee101 Bruised Soul119 5150142 Afterword145 Bios

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Ly vibrant characters O'Neill brings the gritty underside of the city to life with eight interwoven stories of broken lives missed dreams and all that can go wrong with both reality and fantasy among the down and out T. Having visited San Francisco and its infamous Tenderloin this book caught my eye That district has a distinctive air of desperation and damage and I hoped that Mr O’Neill would be able to capture itWell he has PerfectlyThis attractive little book from Apex Publications contains 8 exceptional tales all set in the Tenderloin in which we meet some interesting and broken people My favourites included Tombstones in his Eyes in which an addict attempts to hoodwink a terrifying new dealer on the block Balance features an obsessed Vietnam vet on a homicidal mission of restoring order to the world In Bushido a hideously scarred homeless man meets Samurai culture in a story of guilt and redemption I’ll also mention The Apotheosis of Nathan McKee Here a middle aged drunk discovers he has powers of invisibility in a tale with a rare light hearted tone But there isn’t a single weak link in this collectionWith such a niche theme I feared it could become samey On the contrary while the flavour and atmosphere of the Tenderloin is present throughout I actually yearned for once the last story was concluded The evocation is so strong I could smell the trash feel the drug sweat against my skin taste the Wild Irish Rose whiskeyThere are several recurring characters such as the legless bum Short Stuff and Sweet Jane the prostitute who features upon the beautiful cover They provide a very human and reassuring familiarity to the deprivation But it is the ‘loin itself that is the antihero of the book a character in itselfEven if urban superntural horror is not to your taste I would still recommend Taste of Tenderloin It is written in a leisurely uncluttered style that engages immediately whether the tales begin with a bang or a whisper Gene O’Neill has presented us with a small but perfectly formed fictionalisation of one of the western world’s most fascinating city districts and the lost souls that populate it Enjoy

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Taste of the TenderloinHe city itself opens wide to swallow all comers with the temptation of its secrets and sins while O'Neill Taste of ePUB #187 brings dignity and humanity to a set of characters often overlooked in both society and ficti. A Taste of Tenderloin by Gene O’Neil is a series of eight stories which all take place in the Tenderloin district The Tenderloin district is the roughest neighborhood in San Francisco and one could find plenty for real tales that take place here that could raise the hairs on the back of your neck but Mr O’Neil takes it a step further and adds an element of the supernatural to each of his stories His stories range from down and out drunks and drug addicts to people who have already given up on life The common thread of desperation clings to each tale and they are all set against the backdrop of poverty and hair trigger violence Before you are twenty pages into the book you realize that the Tenderloin is no place that anyone wants to find themselves in Despite the gloomy backdrop many of O’Neil’s stories revolve around the concept of redemption I found these the most interesting What would a drunk do if he suddenly lost the compulsion to drink What would it take for a junky to set down his needle Would each high sending him into a horrible nightmare be enough These supernatural twists on addiction were fresh and interesting new concepts and not your standard horror far Overall I found the book and its stories inventive entertaining and often uite disturbing