Monday, July 06, 2015

What is Jonathan David Kranz reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Jonathan David Kranz, author of Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea.

His entry begins:

At close to 800 pages and with its imposing Masterpiece Theater air, George Eliot’s Middlemarch has long been a novel from which I’d successfully kept my distance. But all the talk around Rebecca Mead’s book, My Life in Middlemarch, caught my ear and piqued my curiosity.

I’m glad it did. Middlemarch has so many virtues (many of which Mead avidly articulates in her study), but what stands out for me is that Eliot takes seriousness seriously. Her principal characters, Dorothea Brooke and Dr. Tertius Lydgate, hunger for significant work, hers in a vague calling to greater social good and his in...[read on]
About Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea, from the publisher:
Don't fall, Ethan scrawls in red permanent marker across the rides and signs of Sea Town. Since his brother Jason's death, Ethan can't let go of his big brother.

Don't fall, Rachel reads as she prepares to dump back into the ocean the shells her brother Curtis collected. Curtis had Down syndrome, but that isn't why he plummeted to his death from the Rock-It Roll-It Coaster.

Together, Ethan and Rachel are about to discover just how far a man will go to protect his kingdom.

With lyrical storytelling, Jonathan David Kranz spins an irresistible tale of mystery and grief, guilt and culpability.
Visit Jonathan David Kranz's website.

The Page 69 Test: Our Brothers at the Bottom of the Bottom of the Sea.

Writers Read: Jonathan David Kranz.

--Marshal Zeringue