The Boston Globe chimes in about HRF
Another favorable blog review
Charles Taylor has an excellent article and review here. Finally, someone who agrees with me about The Day of the Locust...
John Hood at "The Lead" in Miami Beach reviews Hard Rain Falling.
The Washington City Paper has an interview with Edwin Frank of NYRB Classics about the reissue of Hard Rain Falling.
youtube has a great clip of George Pelecanos reading from Hard Rain Falling.
The Washington Post reviews Hard Rain Falling.
A fascinating exploration of Carpenter's Hollywood work, in particular the possible real-life inspiration for the story Glitter: A Memory.
Woody Haut makes the case for Hard Rain Falling over at his blog. Although I don't agree that "Carpenter was never able to recapture the magic of Hard Rain Falling," Mr. Haut's assessment of Carpenter's first novel as "one of the best American novels to appear, however briefly, during the last fifty years" works for me.
Ken Tucker extolls the virtues of Hard Rain Falling and Payday.
Industry tales of epic despair - an LA Times article about Hollywood novels that mentions Carpenter's The Art of the Film novella from Murder of the Frogs as one of the "10 less-well-known books" about Hollywood.
An interview with Jonathan Lethem where he name-checks Carpenter as "the best postwar U.S. novelist still untouched by the present revival boom."
Wikipedia page on Don Carpenter - I finally got around to starting one.
the Internet Movie Database entry for Don Carpenter - includes information on Payday
The Brautigan Bibliography plus+ - an amazingly comprehensive page on Don Carpenter's best friend, the writer Richard Brautigan
A Vanity Fair article from 1985 on the life and death of Richard Brautigan has several quotes from Don Carpenter
Ken Lopez has some interesting descriptions of letters and postcards from Truman Capote to Don Carpenter
my personal website, which includes free downloads of my three novels.