clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Guy

I went to a book signing tonight by the author Bryon Quertermous. His new novel Murder Boy is featured at the left.

He gave a great talk.

Now, I've been to a couple hundred of these things now over the past few years (I live in the land of the great bookshops - well, fewer today).  Bryon gave one of the best talks I've seen.

He's open, unabashedly proud, fresh, and genuine. He talks about how he got here. He talks about the success at including less veneer and more of the uncertainties and insecurities we all have directly on the page.

I've read the first twenty-five pages. I'm hooked.

Great voice, Great character, Great observations.

"It was a neighborhood where one wouldn't particularly stick out walking down the street carrying plastic and rope."

I love this line. I've lived in this student ghetto. I know exactly how many tennis shoes hang from power lines as I look down the lane.

I'm off to read.

I'm energized by the heady aroma of a story well told.


Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Glad you were able to connect! I thought the book sounded good...nice to hear it is. He's got a rich background in writing too, I thought.

Need to practice my speaking skills...

jack welling said...

You are an old hand at the. No practice required.

We new guys... We can use the work!