At last! The first of my triptych reviews! Triptych theme: Protagonists = (potentially) romantic couple engaging in near-constant witty repartee. AKA “The Nick & Norah Triptych” Books in this triptych: 1. The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie (1922) 2. The Thin Man, by Dashiell Hammett (1934) 3. Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, by Rachel Cohn & David … More Witty Repartee Triptych
Less than a week ago, I *finally* finished the first draft of my first complete novel. I’m still feeling a bit ecstatic and can’t quite believe it’s actually done–sort of like I felt those first few weeks of 2009 every time I heard the words “President Obama.” Clocking in at 466 pages (128,000 words), it’s … More First draft of novel complete! How does this revision thing work?
Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (co-author of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) is not a work of speculative fiction. Or so I thought until I turned the first page. Nothing in Boy Meets Boy defies the laws of physics. The novel doesn’t feature any technological advances beyond cell phones and instant messaging. It’s not … More Why It’s Fantasy When Boy Meets Boy
So as to maintain truth in advertising… This is Nur! Newest member of the Ben/Hassan household, and the most adorable puppy in the Local Group of galaxies. Later I may have to do a post about my conversion from curmudgeon to dog-lover.
At long last! By popular demand! Bread and Magic has returned to the intertubes! After several years of living the glamorous jet-setting lifestyle of a nonprofit professional working full-time-plus, I am happily returning to the more leisurely ways of a freelancer/writer. This is good news for you, dear reader, because it means lots of Ben … More And We’re Back–Now with Triptychs!