All That Man Is by David Szalay My rating: 2 of 5 stars I kept waiting for the irony to kick in. As I read stories of one white, straight, male, European protagonist after another, I kept waiting for the joke that would make the book’s title pay off. I confess I may have missed… Continue reading Some That Man Might Be?
Sure, professionally speaking I’m in a lifeboat in the middle of a vast, unforgiving ocean. The ship’s disappeared beneath the waves and I’m not sure they got a message off telling anyone we’re out here. Yes, all that’s true, but at least I got to have a fun, week-long Twitter riff exchange with the author… Continue reading Fun and Nudity With A Famous Person
The revisions on the new book have been taking it out of me. Even though my editor and I agree that this is necessary and I’m pretty sure I’m headed in the right direction, this book really is in many way terra incognita for me. I keep telling myself that my current level of discomfort is a good thing,… Continue reading In The Midst of Revision
Professor Ian Kershaw, best known for his landmark two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler (titled Hubris and Nemesis) takes on a gargantuan project in To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949, a history of the European continent’s 30-year collapse into near self-destruction. A history encompassing the politics, economics, and high and low cultures of nearly two-dozen countries,… Continue reading Review: Ian Kershaw’s To Hell and Back. A New Warning From History
So we did this with Dismantle the Sun because it was my birthday. Now we’re doing it with Summer of Long Knives because…well…actually it’s part of a larger promotion by my publisher. Anyway, you can get the book free on your kindle until November 14th. Or you could always buy the paperback from Amazon or your book dealer… Continue reading Summer Of Long Knives Kindle Edition Is Free Through November 14th
A maximum of five, to be exact. I’ve got a version of Born Under A Bad Sign uploaded to a secret location on the interwebs, and I’d like the thoughts, impressions, and very souls opinions of a few smart people. There’s no rush. I’m letting the book sit for a few months while I work on other projects, but getting… Continue reading I’m Looking For A Few Good Readers
Your friend and humble blogger is turning 44 tomorrow, and he thought he’d reverse the usual birthday dynamic and offer his readers a gift. Those with Kindle devices, or tablets that can be Kindle devices, can download novel #1, Dismantle the Sun, gratis through the 14th of October. It’s perfect for those whose idea of a… Continue reading My Birthday Gift To You: Dismantle the Sun (Kindle Version) is Free Through the 14th