Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Simple, Yet Finer Things

It's always the simple, yet finer things in life we enjoy. They are always enhanced when we share them with friends. The movie or play or concert takes on more meaning when we can discuss or dissect them with someone afterward. Food seems to have more flavor, our beverage of choice quenches more quickly, 
laughter comes more easily and the more easily we share ourselves.
Books are like that. One of my favorite things to do in life is to read. I'm a fairly voracious reader; everything from Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Charlaine Harris to John Grisham, Dan Brown, and Fannie Flagg to David Sedaris, Dave Barry, and John Waters. In short, everything from thriller and horror to fantasy, from humor to memoir.

So, allow me to share: Call me biased, but my buddy is a damn fine writer. His first book will be released by the publisher on September 9. It's full of humor and heart. If you enjoyed Ghost, if you laughed at the hi-jinx of The Hangover films, you will get a kick out of this book.
It's romantic comedy and bromantic comedy all in one.
He's always planned this to be a series. Book two is already undergoing the edit process with the publisher and they optioned book three which my buddy is working on (along with several other projects; I don't know how he manages to keep them all straight in his head). He's working on arranging a special promotion if you're willing to take and share a photo while reading the book. Details to come.
But, it's already available through the publisher for pre-order:

You'll also find it through Amazon, and wherever books are sold. Buy one. Read it. And, remember, reviews help others make choices when purchasing a product. Let others know how you enjoyed it by returning to the website of purchase and leaving a review. 


French Patrick said...

You are right. We can admire the richness and diversity of a writer's vocabulary, the virtuosity of the fingers of a violinist, but ultimately what does it really and durably remain? The felt emotion or its lack. The felt interest or its lack. Nothing else.
I hope that you feel my emotion and my interest when I think of you and of our exquisite Jean and wish you a wondrous day by sending you a lot of bisous.

Xersex said...

My life is reading, music & sex.


Yes! Reading is an important part of life! Today I will be visiting a friend of over 40 years who has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Tomorrow is the usual meeting on 4th Friday of the month, followed by a meal together. Take care!

SickoRicko said...

I used to read quite a bit; but now it makes my eyes tired and puts me to sleep in no time.

Jean WM said...

I am a BIG reader too and used to be a literary snob and only read the big bestsellers. I soon learned that good writers can write about anything! (AOM is so creative!! )So I have found my way into Sci Fi, westerns, romantic novels, erotic novels. All you need is a good writer.

Which comes to Pat's Blog that explores for us all the stuff we hadn't thought about. And then there is French Patrick who is in a category of his own by bestowing "languorous bisous."!! Many langurous bisous to you too Patrick. Hope you family is doing well.

AOM said...

Wonderful. Writers are so special. I don't know how they do it either. I sure love sharing blogging with you, brother. I hope you are well and doing well. Have a boner sharing day! Hugs, Licks, and Strokes, AOM

whkattk said...

@MFP - Oh, but, mon ami, is it fleeting if the beauty of it stays with you for a while - even if only so long as to move on to the next book, the next performance? I think these are the things which bring beauty and joy...and, ultimately, humanity. As do the many bisous we share across the miles.

whkattk said...

@ Jean - I am happy to hear you enjoy the lesser-known authors. The percentage of published authors who make it repeatedly to the top of the NYT lists is so tiny, really. It's a drop in the vast ocean of the publishing world, and a small one at that! Hugs et bisous!

French Patrick said...

LOL, this is as if you had related me the life of a man who for building his house lays a first stone then replaces it by an other one and so on, instead of adding it an other one and so on.

Justin said...

Just finished the Dark Tower series. Read the first book over 20 years ago and decided a couple of years ago to just fucking finish it. LOL.
Earl Thompson wrote some great books in the 70's.