Hop Alley

Hop Alley

Cottonwood (2004) was a huge step forward for the burgeoning king of noir Scott Phillips, and his dark and gritty take on the western earned him starred reviews and praise from crime masters Michael Connelly and George Pelecanos. That novel featured the Kansas town beginning in 1872 when it was just a small community of run down farms, dusty roads, and two-bit crooks. Salo Cottonwood (2004) was a huge step forward for the burgeoning king of noir Scott Phillips, and his dark and gritty take on...

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Title:Hop Alley
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Hop Alley Reviews

  • Jerome
    Aug 08, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

  • Tuck
    Jun 12, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

  • Craig
    Jun 01, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

  • Andrew
    May 18, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

  • Lisa
    Dec 22, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

  • Alecia
    Jun 13, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

  • Aaron
    May 31, 2016

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

  • Harvey
    Apr 02, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

  • Dan Stinton
    May 26, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Michael Walker
    Jun 11, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Scott Gilbert
    May 01, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

  • Huub Van Oirschot
    Nov 10, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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  • Kelly Gamble
    Mar 16, 2015

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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  • Still
    Jan 31, 2015

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

  • Susan Willis
    Dec 06, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Yosef Shapiro
    Jun 01, 2015

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

  • Dan Downing
    Jul 17, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

  • Doug Clark
    Nov 25, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

  • Robert James
    Jun 01, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

  • Joyce
    Jul 24, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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  • Gerard
    Aug 12, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Larry
    Dec 06, 2017

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

  • Tim Lockfeld
    Jun 12, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

  • Nancy Kauffman
    Jan 28, 2017

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Ronald Koltnow
    Mar 29, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

  • Jack
    Sep 17, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

  • Ben Bruton
    Jun 30, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

  • Gail Fox
    Aug 18, 2016

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Chris LaTray
    Dec 31, 2014

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Nikk Nelson
    Dec 28, 2017

    idk, i guess you could say this is subtle, but others could come away underwhelmed by this prequel to a great western/noir novel 'cottonwood'. we learn what 'bill' does after he kills the richest man in cottonwood and vacates with the beautiful widow in tow. they end up in colorado te...

    Tasty reading, light and simple. An excellent narrator, Phillips is proving not to be a Willeford (although his tense is similar), but a kind of a light Leonard. Colorful as fuck, but without that basic polarization of truth. He's becoming a broader, more urbane version of Joe Landsdal...

    Wonderful stuff. Funny and action-packed. Required reading for anyone who's read Cottonwood. In the earlier account of the adventures of the multi-enterprising photographer Bill Ogden there appeared to be a missing section. A section that should have detailed what happened ...

    Love Scott Phillips Love Scott Phillips Scott Phillips reminds me of another favorite author, Charles Willeford. Both offer a laconic and jaundiced view of the world that is impossible to describe. You week either love this kind of writing and book or it will do nothing for you. ...

    In early September, I finished Hop Alley by Scott Phillips. Hop Alley is a sequel of sorts to Phillips? 2004 novel, Cottonwood. Cottonwood takes place in the town of Cottonwood Kansas, a small town in southeastern Kansas, in 1872. My interest in that novel was due to the fact that it...

    To Be Published by Counterpoint in May of 2014 Scott Phillips's new novel is a sequel of sorts to his 2004 COTTONWOOD, a book which I have not yet read. HOP ALLEY works well as a standalone, with the previous novel's main character living under a different name in a different settin...

    Liked it, but didn't love it the way I did Cottonwood or The Walkaway. This is a direct sequel to Cottonwood, but it doesn't feel like a complete story. Seems like his last few books have been like this--more the set-up for a story than a real follow through. It's as well-written as ev...

    Hop Alley follows up Bill Ogden?s crazy adventures in Cottonwood with a new name, Bill Sadlaw in a new town, Denver. He is still barely getting by as a photographer. The loosely structured plot centers on Bill?s love (lust) interest Priscilla, the kept woman of newspaper editor Ban...

    Scott Phillips writes great crime stories, and by crime stories I don't mean detective stories but stories about criminals. His characters are Bad Dudes -- rakes, ruffians, liars, swindlers, extortionists, murderers -- but they are always interesting, and always getting themselves into...

    Like a fine cognac, Scott Phillips is to be savored, the snifter swirled, a goodly glass but rarely overly full. "Hop Alley" first brings to mind Dashiell Hammett. Now, this is certainly high praise, but I venture that Mr. Phillips has studied the literature of the late 1800s as well ...

    He's like an R-rated and less dark, angsty version of Cormac McCarthy with dialogue and scenery to rival a Tarantino western. I usually find sophomoric language to be juvenile and less than humorous but with dank sentences like, "stimulating her particularly hirsute genitalia" I could ...

    I feel like I came in on the middle of something, reading Hop Alley. I later found out it was a sequel of sorts to Cottonwood, which I have not read. Scott Phillip's writing is so entertaining that I now would like to read Cottonwood. But this one, as a stand alone, feels like it's mis...

    Short and sweet. I am a fan of Scott Phillips especially since he's a local author. He doesn't write long novels and this can be read in one sitting. I wasn't much of a fan of his book "Rake" but I do like his westerns and was a big fan of "The Ice Harvest". Usually he is big on action...

    Very pleasant read. Old West and opiates. Like a spin off of Deadwood without the Shakespearean language. One thing that bugged me, and here as a author he is far from alone: When taking opiates pupils become constricted NOT dilated. I am sure Mr. Phillips researched the shit out of De...

    I just happened to pick this book up at the library so I did not know it was part of a series, so I found the book a bit disjointed but still somewhat amusing though nothing to rave about. It's like reading a story in bits and pieces that has no central theme. It started nowhere and en...

    Just ok. Seemed to have a few loose ends. ...

    Not much of a plot. Very little seems to actually happen in this book . ...

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