Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's magic!

About time I recommended a book - I've been so busy tweaking my own novel these past weeks that I've not done much reading. But I'm about to wrap up the first thriller/suspense novel in a while to satisfy me.

The author is Jeffrey Deaver, who I believe lives in my old home town of Chapel Hill, NC. He's best known for his book (thanks to the movie) The Bone Collector. Frankly, I thought the movie awful, which may be why it took me a while to get to one of his novels. I'm glad I did, though, and the novel I heartily recommend is THE VANISHED MAN.

One of the interesting aspects to me is the magic, illusionism and prestidigitation, that reoccurs throughout the novel. Fun and fascinating, and good tale.


  1. You work during the day as a prosecutor. You are working on a novel. You have children. And you still have time to read?

  2. Yes, is the short answer.
    Writing is a craft like any other. I hear people say "Oh, I plan to write a novel some day" and I want to choke them. I guess they could string 75k words together but it'd never get published. Part of learning a craft is studying other practitioners, and so I read every night to see what Connelly, Crais, Deaver, et al are doing.
    Plus, I go to bed early. :)

  3. Jeffery Deaver is one of my favourite authors, have you read the rest of his Rhyme books? In one of his later books he introduces a spin off character Kathryn Dance, her books are very interesting to read too.

  4. I've only read the one, actually, but I intend to get back to him. I'm reading The Rules of Silence by David Lindsey right now, which (so far) is utterly awesome.


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