Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Comments on "The Centurion and the Rainman"
So far all the comments in for "The Centurion and the Rainman" at Buzzy Mag have been positive:
Phil Einhorn - 03/26/2012 at 4:06 pm: Will we be be seeing more of Doncard? It appears he just got this new job:) Honestly, I enjoyed the story and feel it is an introduction to life in Magtown. I liked it.
T. Glenn Bane - 03/27/2012 at 9:03 pm: I love hard boiled cop dramas. You have hit a neo-noir/pulp vibe that I enjoy. Good Stuff.
The character of Corp. Doncard is a tribute to former South African policeman Donald Card, who was a close friend of the late journalist Donald Woods (whose books were the basis of the movie "Cry Freedom!" about the life of Steve Biko) and who played a crucial role in subverting the apartheid regime during his later career in law enforcement. Here is a photo from 2004 of a meeting between Card and Nelson Mandela. Card himself was the subject of a biography, "Tangling the Lion's Tale", published in 2007.
At the Amazing Stories web site, there is a guest editorial by one Chris M. Barkley engaging in more useless navel gazing over the Sad Puppi...