Thursday, August 06, 2009

Books n Thangs

First, hats off to Entertainment Weekly for keeping up its weekly book coverage.

While most media are devoting less space to books/reviews, EW still provides an outlet in the magazine and on its book blog, EW Shelf Life. And I love the fact that books are considered part of the entertainment industry, based on EW's continued inclusion in its magazine.

Next, so many books coming... so little time... so much less money, with furlough Fridays in California. But here are a few that might be of interest to you:

Beantown Cubans by Johnny Diaz. His third novel following the trials and tribulations of young, gay characters in Boston. I enjoyed his first two novels. Johnny, by the way, is a labelmate of mine at Kensington.

Drama Queers by Frank Anthony Polito. His second novel, following the high school angst that comes with growing up gay... in suburban Detroit. Also a labelmate.

Not a label mate, but a literary role model... Eric Jerome Dickey will soon be releasing another novel, Resurrecting Midnight, in a few weeks. His recent work has delved into the world of crime and suspense.

Finally, save the date for the 8th annual West Hollywood Book Fair. Sunday, October 4, 2009.

I can't list them all here, but what new Books n Thangs have caught your fancy that we should know about?


TheBlogArtistFormerlyKnownAsYBandDL said...

I can't wait for Resurrecting Midnight...I love the Gideon Series, that Eric has been on lately. I have loved the three previous books about Gideon, and I am sure to love this one as well. Sometimes I think a love break is necessary, so that I won't get bored with this character like when he released "Pleasure" in between "Waking with Enemies" and "Dying for Revenge".

I check out Entertainment Weekly's book reviews as well each week, but it's usually white authors, and I don't read much of white authors, unless assigned by a professor to read.

Frank Anthony Polito said...

Thanks for the shout-out, my fellow ex-Detroiter! How you been?