thanks for the heads-up! (And yeah, Dennis is not in the habit of praising stuff he doesn't like, so good for you!)
The wife and I enjoy true crime novels, but I just mentioned to her the Slipknot novel, might make a nice christmas gift. We'll see.
That book will be on my list to read!! :)
That's great! I'll definitely have my eye out for your book on November 1!
It is me, actually, Gary McKinney. The publishing house is tiny and has no marketing budget to speak of, so they've ask me to do some posting. It's kind of embarassing to tout your own book, but it really is very good. Certainly Dennis wouldn't have blurbed it if he hadn't liked it. Like him, a lot of people are interested in what I've done with this theme. And it's been great for me as an author, because I've been a Deadhead since 1969 (Springer's in Portland), and it was so much fun to immerse myself into this character's (dead) head. Among other things I had fun with was interpreting the lyrics via this character and bringing them into everyday life situations that so many of us can relate to. Thanks for taking notice!
who's the author?
New novel, "Slipknot," features a county sheriff who is also a Deadhead. He quotes GD lyrics throughout, while solving the murder of an ecologist. Dennis McNally wrote one of the cover blurbs: “A hardcore Deadhead county sheriff is my idea of good law enforcement. Slipknot happens to be a darned good mystery where the Grateful Dead stuff is central and real.” Officially out Nov. 1st.
Anybody read this one by Max Ludington? A sort of road novel about the darker side of freedom and growing up. A pretty powerful statement by Ludington.
I have not read a lot of the books mentioned here, the classics got burned out of me at school, not much disecting of Dickens and Shakespeare.
I have always read a lot but very different books, when i was at school i would rather read Scifi than the stuff they tried to force on us.
Living in Spain i have not even read Don Quixote.
I like most of Kesey's stuff, i even have signed copies of Sailor Song and Further enquiry from when the bus came to my home town
Apart from that my reading tends towards fantasy now
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..interesting Hal. Sad too about Watts' demise. Given your comments and your personal studies who would you say have been Watts' successors in popularisng Buddhism, Zen and the Tao? Any recommendations?