Patrick McManus is a humorist, but his step into writing a mystery novel is a big stride. While the book is a good read as a mystery novel, Patrick weaves subtle humor throughout the mystery and adventure. If you have never read a Patrick McManus book, you will still enjoy "The Blight Way". Warning: Once you read a Patrick McManus book you will want to read another, and another, and another. If "The Blight Way" is a stand alone novel, so be it. If it is the beginning of a series, great! Patrick McManus is as good as they come when writing humor.
Friday Harbor, WA
Patrick McManus may be a humorist, but his step into a mystery novel is a big stride. While subtle humor is sprinkled throughout, there is a good weave of mystery and adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and recommend it to all Patrick McManus readers. If you have never read a McManus book, you will still get a kick out of this story. Once you read a McManus book you will want to read another, and another, and another. Thank you Patrick for your sustained effort required to write a mystery novel.
Friday Harbor, WA
Story Story Night continues on MONDAY MAY 24 at The Linen Building with "Crushes: Stories about sudden infatuation." Doors at 7 pm. Only $5. 3 featured storytellers followed by a story slam. More at www.storystorynight.org.
The next Story Story Night is MONDAY MAY 24 at The Linen Building. Doors at 7 pm. Only $5. "Crushes: stories about sudden infatuation." 3 featured storytellers followed by a story slam. More at www.storystorynight.org.
Lance has been invited to speak at the Harvard Business School yearly luncheon this November. He will address the group on a series of issues around his disability including his new book. He was invited by Matthew Kennedy to speak. Kennedy is also LDS ( mormon )and is the publisher of LDS Living magazine.
Speaking as a former slush pile worker and intern for the IR, it's wonderful to see the magazine and Mitch get some long-overdue recognition for the immense work he's put in. Well done.
Hey Gino...rocky here.
Get in touch - will ya'?
...& hurry up!
What a great book! Helpful tips. Loaded with information, including GPS coordinates. Highly recommended.
As an old friend and neighbor of gino sky when i lived at the klam ranch just above nancy stringfellow, i could feel his incredible energy from across the breeze - but alas, i have lost contact with him - gino, if you are out there - email me, i would love to see you and have a good visit. bonnie
Scary to think about defining myself by what I read. From now on, while attempting to look good at the gym, People magazine will be carefully hidden among the pages of the New Yorker. I doubt I could pick up the OED, let alone read it. A little OCD might help one navigate the OED. This review, however, gives me just enough insight to make me want to read the book - not the OED. Here's hoping for more reviews like this one by Bill English.
Chelsea you rock! Bosie luvs ya!!!
A big hairy mess? Interesting.
I was born in Boise while my father was stationed there. I would like to know if the author interviewed any of the African-American families who experienced various sorts of issues. I have heard stories and have some memorabilia from Idaho. I was asked to send in copies of pictures that show these soldiers and their families to the museum. Where can I get this book?
this is great news and perhaps something that will bring poetry to a wider audience. Poetry is one of the smallest genres in terms of book sales yet it is a place people turn to for solace and celebration.
Ps: I see there is a site poetrybus.com with all the dates and venues.
great article, can you perhaps direct me to a website where i can find the dialogue between munch and nerdrum, i've been searching and i can't find it. thanks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael, I thought this was a balanced article that explained some of challenges self-published authors face. One part of the POD dynamic that might be emphasized a bit more is 'desire' on the part of authors to get their work out to a reading public. POD's strength - the ability to control one's work and make it available without a publishing house - is also it's Achille's Heel - the author has no real backing and is on his own to make a go of it. Marketing and promotion drive book sales, along with those reviews you mentioned. So, in my view, a POD author's got to have a lot of desire and determination (maybe more than a traditionally published author?) to be heard above the noise. I'm a POD author, with books in Borders and a handful of other indie book stores, and my book, The Legend of Juggin Joe, has received a number of very good book reviews. The only reason why my book is in stores or being reviewed is because I work very hard to make that happen...maybe that's part of the story as POD grows - we reap what we sow...
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