Saturday, January 14, 2012

I'm listening to Nightwoods by Charles Fraiser. He's written three books so far, all of which I have read and loved.
Nightwoods is his latest book and I was sucked in from page one. I'm hoping it doesn't end badly. I don't think it will. He doesn't seem to write like Nicholas Sparks who always kills somebody off in the end.
Nightwoods is narrated by Will Patton. Patton is a movie star that's been around for years. He was the bad guy in Desperately Seeking Susan which starred Madonna.
He's a good actor but he is gifted when it comes to reading books. He's read all of James Lee Burke's books I've listened to, and he's read the two Charles Fraiser books as well.
Fraiser has a way of describing simple things that brings a picture to mind so clear it makes you feel you are there, witnessing the scene first hand.
I'd love to spend some time talking to Fraiser. I'd like to know what authors he reads. When you read his bio, he has a Phd in English from the University of South Carolina. The closest I have is a Bgb in English (barely got by).
After his first book Cold Mountain, he was offered an $8 million dollar advance for he second book. I can tell you, I'd be really encouraged with an $8 million advance. Well to be totally honest, I'd be happy with an $8 hundred dollar advance, but that's beside the point.
I love it when I'm drawn in by a good book....when the story speaks to me and makes me feel as though I'm a character watching the plot unfold before my eyes.
I will be through with the book within a few days and I'll decide then whether to give the book a resounding endorsement or not.
Based on what I've heard so far, I'm betting it will be a go.


  1. Happy birthday, I hope you are having a great day!

  2. It's your birthday? Happy birthday!!

    Loved Cold Mountain- cried buckets at the end and shaking my fist the author screaming "not fair!!"!!


    Take care

  3. I saw Cold Mountain so I can see why they offered him 8 million. This new book might be made into a movie too. I've never read anything by Fraiser. I prefer memoirs to fiction so I miss all the best sellers.


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