Friday, January 25, 2008

Dennis Lehane Says...

The author of MYSTIC RIVER, SHUTTER ISLAND, GONE BABY GONE, and other great novels told The Famous Author yesterday that TFA has "a strong, mordant wit" and "a terrific narrative voice." Of course those two lines bookended some serious criticism of our work in progress, BIG MOJO, but his ideas were cogent and thought-provoking, at least for TFA. I mean, I could care less. I just go where TFA tells me.

In other news, it's cold as heck here in Florida. Better than New Jersey, I suppose, but not exactly warm. Brrrr.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Getze: Strong, Mordant Wit

Man, that's headstone material right there...

Austin Carr said...

Sounds good, Chris, although Mr. L says we can't use it on our next bookcover. Drat!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, TFA - you've definitely got a strong mordant wit and a great kick-ass pace! Glad to be able to read it first - TL, Laramie, Wyoming

Austin Carr said...

Thanks, TL. Hope you like the next one, too.