My pal Scott S. Phillips has just released his new novel Squirrel Eyes, and it’s ready for you to download right now in either ePub or Kindle format over on Amazon. Scott is one of the funniest and most talented writers I know — he can turn a phrase like no one’s business, and make even a mundane activity like eating Froot Loops sound funny or exciting — so I can guarantee you’ll have fun.
In fact, if you agree to write a review of Squirrel Eyes for Goodreads, you can download the thing for free between now and March 1, 2011. Go on; shoot him an e-mail at edpscott (AT) gmail (DOT) com, and tell him I sent ya. (Or leave a comment, and I’ll put you in touch.) I’ve known Scott for more than 25 years, so believe me — I know what I’m talking about when I tell you he’s great.
If you don’t wanna write a review, but want to read Scott anyway, you can still get Squirrel Eyes right here.
Speaking of book reviews, there’s a new player in town, courtesy of my colleague David O. Stewart. It’s the Washington Independent Review of Books, “a labor of love,” as David put it, “produced by dozens of writers and editors, mostly in the Washington area, who are dismayed by the disappearance of book reviews and book review sections in the mainstream media.” It’s only been live about a week, but it’s already crammed with lots of good stuff, including interviews and an up-to-the-minute news feed on all things publishing. Bookmark it now.
Finally, Kurt Vonnegut biographer Charles J. Shields has a new blog, Writing Kurt Vonnegut, where he’ll write about . . . well, writing Kurt Vonnegut, but also pretty much anything else that crosses his mind. Light fuse, then stand back — Charles, like Vonnegut, is always a helluva lotta fun to read.