- critical reviews
"Couldn't be more direct or less obscure... with virtually every speech and scene ringing painfully, bitterly true."
"There was this guy on Billy's job, same age as me. He's got a wife, kids, place of his own! We were talking and he asked me where I lived. I was almost ashamed to answer him! I look at meself in the mirror and I think, 'What bird in her right mind would go with you?'"
Gordon Amos, writer of both Dickensian novels and sadomasochistic pornography, has been dead for over a century, but hasn't been forgotten. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, a mysterious woman known only as The Tradition has visited his grave. But this year, an ambitious out-of-town reporter has decided to expose The Tradition, little imagining the horrific consequences. Now two detectives are left to clean up the mess and stop a wave of gruesome murders.
The Tradition and all excerpts from it are © 2004 Tim Marks. Excerpts may contain strong language or violence.