Hey guys, here’s what I read in April. It’s been a long day and I kind of forgot to do this until the last minute, so my summaries may not read like fine literature.
Art Edwards, Badge. **** I am a big fan of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and I recently watched a documentary about the previous incarnation of the band – The Refreshments. I learned that the former bass player quit the band and became a novelist. He writes about musicians from Arizona and the novels are captivating.
Art Edwards, Ghost Notes. **** Here’s another one. This is also good. It feels kind of semi-autobiographical, but I could be reading into it.
Art Edwards, Stuck Outside of Phoenix. *** It is at this point that I discovered that all of these novels take place within the same world. I look forward to reading more of these as they come out.
Casey Lankow, Realizing. **** A Young Adult novel that isn’t about vampires. I went to college with Casey. We weren’t best pals or anything but we ended up in the music building a lot at the same time so we knew each other. I discovered through Facebook that he wrote a YA novel about a young man who discovers and comes to terms with his sexuality. Very very good book. Would be a tremendous resource for all young people.
Jennifer Reinfried, Grim Ambition. **** I don’t read a lot of superhero material, but I do enjoy crime literature. This book reads like a comic book and a gritty detective book had a baby and then sat it down for the talk about the birds and the bees before training it to kill. This is my friend Jen’s first book in a trilogy. She writes fast so I wouldn’t be surprised if she was finished with the third book by the time I finish typing this sentence.