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Mick Ballou Looks at the Blank Screen
A Matthew Scudder Story
Narrated by Lawrence Block / 4 minutes
Lawrence Block’s seventeen Matthew Scudder novels have wonfans throughout the world—along with a bevy of awards, including the Edgar, theShamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). ButScudder has starred in short fiction as well, and in this one, Matthew Scudderand his wife Elaine visit their good friend, Mick Ballou, at his bar, Grogan’s,where Mick muses on about the final scene of The Sopranos.
“Mick BallouLooks at the Blank Screen” was first published in a two hundred-limited-editionbroadside in 2007, and, according to Lawrence Block, “it sold out in a hurry.”
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