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Taste of the Tenderloin Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ [PDF / Epub] ☃ Taste of the Tenderloin Author Gene ONeill – Gwairsoft.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 TUt The city itself opens wide to swallow all comers with the temptation of its secrets and sins while O'Neill Taste of PDF brings dignity and humanity to a set of characters often overlooked in both society and ficti. I have walked through the Tenderloin in San Francisco a couple times Now I wish I had paid attention to this small and interesting neighborhood I also wish I had paid attention to Gene O'Neill the author of this thin and instense collection of themed horror fictionThe stories themselves are varied and diverse but the thread that holds tightly together is the setting of the Tenderloin neighborhood The tenderloin business association probably wont endorse this book I sure as hell will O'Neill is a a talented writer who drilled almost every single one of these stories straight out of the parkApex publishing also has a hit here with it's second excellent collection in one yearMamma's boy by Fran Friel The strongest story of this collection is a story the “Magic Words” which I feel captures the tone of a twilight zone episode better than any new short story I've read in sometime The opening story is also uite strong as well and touches on a recurring theme the tenderloin's veterans of war Vietnam Desert Storm and Afghanistan The Bram Stoker award nominated story balance is the strongest of the Vet stories and is an important piece of socio political horror

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Uely 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 o. I got this because it won a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Collection I wanted to read some decent horror and this is set in the Tenderloin which contains some of my favorite areas in San Francisco In particular I love the theatre district where many theatres rub up against dive bars and strip clubs in an uneasy alliance There are some cool buildings here and Dashiell Hammett wrote The Maltese Falcon The Tenderloin is its place not cleaned up and prettified for the tourists and the yuppies San Francisco needs of that frankly otherwise it just feels like a big clean amusement parkThe stories in this were just okay for me There were too many stories that were or less the same story and I found that irritating I actually preferred the brief mention of various recurring Tenderloin characters to the actual stories It was all too predictable for me Also bothersome were some repeated inaccuracies mainly that Wild Irish Rose is whiskey It's not whiskey it's heavily fortified wine I know this because it was liuor of choice for many of the hardcore alcoholics that freuented the Walgreen's in the Student Ghetto in Albuuerue They drank it every day of the week except for Sundays when alcohol wasn't sold and they bought and drank ListerineThis wasn't terrible it was just too repetitious for me to really enjoy it but it has its moments Not terrible not great just okay

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Taste of the TenderloinEight 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 uni. Back in the mid 70s I went to San Francisco for a week and stayed at a hotel in the Union Suare area I did a lot of walking and wandered into a nearby seedy area while I was trying to find The Great American Music Hall where I planned to see McCoy Tyner in concert later that night I was fascinated by the worn down vibes of the area Even the bums were interesting I also managed to find a dynamite German restaurant that knew how to make a mean schnitzel I told a friend I spent most of the day wandering in what I was told was the Tenderloin District she screamed YOU WHAT According to her I was lucky to still be aliveI've gone back there during my occasional trips to San Francisco and while I'm a lot cautious I still think it is one of interesting areas of the city The Tenderloin has bravely resisted urban gentrification and still has incredible eating places now mostly Vietnamese since part of the Tenderloin is now called Little Saigon There are some good places to hear music and for you seedy people the notorious Mitchell Brothers strip joint is still going strong I've never set foot in the place myself Honestly But the real attraction of the Tenderloin is that its dirty streets still evoke the sleazy charm of Dashiell Hammett's gritty detective storiesGene O'Neill seems to like the Tenderloin as much as I do He wrote a collection of eight loosely connected short stories about the area and its residents All fall into the supernaturalhorror genre yet it is the author's detail to characterization that set the tales apart Each story is a character study of the unfortunate personalities that make the Tenderloin their home Hookers Drug Addicts small time cons All are given a sensitive but honest appraisal by the author This is a very downbeat book grim and realistic despite its supernatural plots Gene O'Neill has written a very different set of horror tales but he is also deserving of recognition as a notable regional writer of the Bay Area I understand he has some novels that take place in the same area I will be checking them out