You have to admire a novel that is truly novel – not merely a re-tread of prior stories. I can honestly say that I have never read a book quite like this one. Most horrifying is the fact that every thing in this story – even the mysterious epidemic – could actually happen. And THAT is something to keep you awake at night.
This is not a book about a plague. Don’t expect the narrative to switch to a team from the Centre for Disease Control. It’s about the American Dream: there is no nobility in American suicide because it presupposes that things won’t get better, and hope is what the country was built on. It is un-American. It is embarrassing.
LINK Kindle is go! I don’t understand e-reading, but I’m not snobbish about how you read my book, so long as you read it. KILLING WILLIAMSBURG is now available on Kindle. It’s a 90-day exclusive deal for Kindle, so those on the Nook or whatevs will have to wait til August.
“More people will do this, won’t they?” she asked when they had reached the end of the driveway. “Because suicide gets in the air sometimes. Like a cold germ.”
“Some already have.” Twitch didn’t know if suicide was painless, as the song said, but under the right circumstances, it could certainly be catching. Maybe especially catching when the situation was unprecedented and the air started to smell as foul as it did on this windless, unnaturally warm morning.
I hope everyone got a chance to see Google’s Saul Bass Doodle it today—and I really hope that everyone got at least a couple of the references (Anatomy of a Murder, Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo).
Saul Bass, of course, inspired Megan Carey’s amazing book cover for Killing Williamsburg. (and also this site’s theme.) Amazing designer. People tend to use that word “iconic” overmuch, but… shoe fits.
Excited to say that Word Brooklyn will also be carrying the book as soon as it’s available. If you dont know this store, it’s super cute—and heavily curated. All the employees seem to have their recommendations all over the store, so you can really get an idea about what you might like to read.
Go Greenpoint! My, how you’ve grown.
Excited to announce the first reading from Kill Bill—at Pete Simonelli & Evan Rehill’s monthly salon, Picasso Machinery, on August 23rd, 2013. More info to come, but it’s official—the book will be heard. Thanks PM! Looking forward to it—and hoping Al shows up, because that’ll just be hilarious. (meta-fictional inside joke)
Excited to report that we landed our first bookstore, truly by accident. Walking down Metropolitan, we stumbled upon the uber-cute Desert Island Books, which carries mostly books with images—comic books, graphic novels, kids’ goodies, etc. etc. But when I asked if they carried any fiction, the kindly shopkeep showed me to the “words only” section, and agreed to carry my modest novel when it comes out.
The goal is to get this book in every bookstore in Williamsburg/Greenpoint—one down!
Don’t miss the excerpt from Killing Williamsburg in the latest edition of Sensitive Skin magazine—with my words beautifully accompanied by photographs by the legendary Ruby Ray. link