Monday, April 23, 2012

Coffee with a canine: Dan O’Malley & Sally

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Dan O’Malley and Sally.

The author, on how he and Sally were united:
The O’Malleys are big on Westies. They are our kind of dog. Different branches of the O’Malley family, on different continents, have, without consultation, all acquired Westies. So, it had to be a Westie. Finally, there was one available at a breeder down on the coast. So, my Dad and I went on a man trip, driving for hours down steeply switch-backing roads, through rainforest, passing through tiny, strange hamlets, to...[read on]
Among the praise for O’Malley's The Rook:
The Rook is just outrageously good. It gives us a rich secret world to play in, and a sympathetic, superpowered and frequently hilarious heroine to play in it with. What more can you ask from a novel? Reader, The Rook will capture you.”
—Lev Grossman, bestselling author of The Magicians

Harry Potter meets Ghostbusters meets War of the Worlds. The Rook is a scintillating supernatural swashbuckler, replete with spores, slime, and unrelenting suspense — and with three intrepid heroines (two of them sharing the same body!). Daniel O’Malley’s debut is refreshingly unique in the realm of fiction.”
—Katherine Neville, author of The Eight and The Fire

The Rook is hard to pin down — it defied my expectations at every turn. A supernatural thriller wrapped around a mystery wrapped around a cleverly constructed story of self-discovery.”
—Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

The Rook is a wildly inventive and at times startling hilarious debut. Part Bourne Identity, part X-Men and with a hefty dose of Monty Python, this genre-bending debut is a refreshing addition to contemporary fantasy. I can’t wait to see what surprises Daniel O’Malley comes up with next.”
—Jaye Wells, author of Red-Headed Stepchild
Visit Daniel O'Malley's website and blog.

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Read--Coffee with a Canine: Dan O’Malley and Sally.

--Marshal Zeringue