I really like Marc MacYoung, and have read a good number of his books.
One thing on that site that caught my eye, though, Irish, is the bit about "most violence occurs between people who know each other."
It made me think of your circle of twenty or thirty close friends, and the amount of abuse that you all fling at each other. I can't imagine that not turning into a good-natured fistfight every once in a while.
Particularly when our 12-year-old mutual friend is involved.
Hahaha. It sure does. Oh do I have stories... but let's say no one really fucks with you once they see that you beat each other's asses only to call it a day and drink at the same bar later that night.
And Marc Macyoung is my favorite. I like Loren Christensen and Lawrence Kane and Peyton Quinn, but Macyoung always has that feel like I fucking know him... or I've known twenty guys in my life that were just like him.