SUMMARY ☆ Taste of the Tenderloin

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SUMMARY ☆ Taste of the Tenderloin ó ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Taste of the Tenderloin By Gene ONeill ⚣ – Eight 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 EiY 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 The. 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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City itself opens wide to swallow all comers with the temptation of its secrets and sins while O'Neill Taste of PDFEPUB or brings dignity and humanity to a set of characters often overlooked in both society and fiction. 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


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 uniuel. I recently met Gene O’Neill at a Brian Keene signing event in San Francisco and he may be one of the nicest people I have ever met He was gracious enough to speak with me for a while and talk books which was super cool I felt bad though because I had never read his work so I had to remedy that immediately Glad I did too because in addition to being a really genuine nice guy he can also write terrific stories If you can call the tales in Taste of the Tenderloin terrific Maybe a better description would be extremely well written and bleak These stories of the desperate conditions and people of the tenderloin put the dark in dark fiction Since I go into San Francisco for work on occasion I am familiar with the tenderloin areas that Gene describes so well in his stories You can smell the body odor stale piss and Night Train on the pages That was a compliment btw Every big city has these parts where the forgotten or just plain rotten hang out and live Most suffering from mental illness that they try and self medicate with drugs and booze Talking to themselves and trying to keep their distance or worse yet trying to get too close It is a tragic strange and brutal place That’s life in the ‘loin And that’s the stories that you will find herein If you’re looking for feel good redemptive tales then this may not be your bag If you’re looking for the “dark” in dark fiction then you should pick this one up Not a sour short in the bunch