Friday, June 30, 2006

 

Susan's Book Talk: Plugging Another Author

I actually read this a few weeks ago, but have been raving about it to everyone I see. So I figured I'd rave about it to everyone I write for (that'd be you guys).

Ben Sherwood

I've read both of his novels now and let me tell you, there had better be more. In fact, I was so overwhelmed that I actually e-mailed his agent to tell her how fabulous The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud was.
For any of you who might pick her name out of the thanks page, she's no longer repping authors, which is a shame for any of us who write a little bit off the beaten path.

So there you go. A totally shameless (and perhaps shameFUL) plug for something I read lately.

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Comments:
I read The Man Who Ate the 747. I really enjoyed it. I have The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud in my humongo TBR pile. Everyone I know that's read the latter loved it. I'd better dig it and put it in my rq. ;)
 
The Man Who Ate the 747 was a great book, but this was better! It's his sense of wonder, I think, that infuses his writing, that makes his work so strong (at least for me).

But I have to confess that I figured out the twist in Charlie St. Cloud. But I did in the "I see dead people" movie, too. :(
 
I don't think I quite grasped the 'dead' part until T realized the townspeople couldn't see her. I was surprised, but it really made sense.
 
I was suspicious about her presence in general, and then when Chris (wasn't that the little brother's name? Drat, but I sent my copy to Helly) could see her and vice versa, I knew what was up.

Still, it was handled beautifully, wasn't it?
 
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