Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I feel special. The great and powerful David Anthony Durham has graced my blog with his presence. It's not everyday I get someone in the comments section whose book (Acacia) was a featured review in Entertainment Weekly - grade: A-. A line in the review states that the book "is crawling with wickedly fascinating scumbags," which pretty much describes the people he hangs out with at Stonecoast - so, it's nice to know we are his collective muse. In the acknowledgement page he blames us for bringing him to the dark side.
The fantasy novel was also mentioned in Time Magazine as one of the 50 Things to See, Hear, Read and Do This Summer, however, along with exhibits on Matisse and The Bourne Ultimatum, they also mentioned Bon Jovi and Toby Keith - just to put it in perspective.
In all seriousness, David is a talented writer who has won a lot of awards and his books are all terrific and yadda yadda yadda. And I'm pretty sure he also knows more about Jagermeister than anyone outside of the city of Wolfenbüttel - or maybe he's drunk more than anyone outside of Wolfenbüttel; well, him and Mötley Crüe - and to tell you the truth, there isn't much difference between them.
So, go out and buy his new book and the others as well. Rejoice in their brilliance, and then dispair in the knowledge that your work will never be as good. Maybe I can coax him into an interview...