HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
FILM SOCIETY – 7 – 11 p.m. Cooperstown film society presents Noir double feature ‘The Big Clock’ (1948) & ‘An Act of Violence’ (1949) with special guest Libby Cudmore, author ‘The Big Rewind’ & journalist, joining us for dark discussion of black & white crime. Cooperstown Village Library, 22 Main St., Cooperstown. Visit www.facebook.com/FilmSocCoop/
Editor’s Note: This is a review by Charles Finch published today by USA Today, the nation’s largest newspaper, of AllOTSEGO.com reporter Libby Cudmore’s “The Big Rewind.” He gave the novel three out of four stars.
A hipster cozy! That’s a pretty irresistible idea, and Libby Cudmore’s debut novel delivers on it — her broke Brooklynite heroine, Jett, moves in a world of impeccably cool vegans, wine drunk out of Pokémonglasses, and Psychedelic Furs songs, all the while, in the most hipster gesture of all, disdaining her fellow hipsters.
The author’s anatomization of this milieu is a joy, funny, precise, and self-deprecating; the story at play, beginning with Jett’s discovery of her neighbor’s corpse and hinging on a mysterious mixtape, is a little shakier, unfortunately.
All.OTSEGO.com reporter Libby Cubmore’s mystery novel, “The Big Rewind,” to be published in February, has received its first review, in Kirkus, and it’s a positive one: “The clues to a Brooklyn murder unspool on a mixtape in what might be a new mystery subgenre – the hipster cozy. The review hopes the mystery, to be published by William Morrow in February, “inspire more than one playlist and, hopefully, a sequel.”