Thursday, June 07, 2007

My Five Seconds

Here's my five seconds of local fame: a book review column in City Weekly. Just two things to note: MB helped me with the clever "best read" part. And since writing it (two weeks ago) I have finished Devotion by Howard Norman. Even though he is one of my favorite writers, I did choose not to stalk him at AWP (I saw him at the Starbucks in Atlanta). But having finished the book, I can no longer recommend it. It was thin, like an over-stretched short story. The sad thing is, the characters and set up were good. But he didn't deliver. No delivery! So, skip that one. I stand behind the rest, however.

Also please note Scorpion's Tail has an article on running in the same publication. We're co-published. It's a first!

4 comments:

ErinAlice said...

Hey since it took me longer than 5 seconds to read it then I guess you get more then just five seconds. Oh and I read Tender Bar....loved it!! Reading that review actually made me hungry. Maybe you could write a restaurant review article too. Kudos to you!!!

Nik said...

Wow! This is great! Not only do you know your audience--Blue Drinks at the Greenstreet and Lunch at Trio--you've given me a new long list of books to read. (Now that I've almost given up on Against the Day.)

theorris said...

Nice articles all the way around. Now they just need to buy one of my photos and we'll all be famous.

When does your piece about the horses come out?

Limon de Campo said...

I read your article yesterday. I was so excited to see your name in print!