Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What is Samuel Sattin reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Samuel Sattin, author of League of Somebodies.

His entry begins:
I’ve been reading an odd combination of highbrow and lowbrow lately. One of my favorite literary works in recent months has been Etgar Keret’s Suddenly, a Knock on the Door. It’s one of those works that barely needs any page space at all to conjure up elaborate, meaty tales that leave you both devastatingly nostalgic and intellectually fulfilled. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I think Keret is probably one of those global geniuses whose brain was simply assembled from earth’s finest materials by pure happy accident.

On the less upmarket end, however, I’ve been consuming a mix of non-fiction, graphic novels, and...[read on]
About League of Somebodies:
Lenard Sikophsky’s father has been feeding him plutonium since the age of six in the hopes of making him the world’s first bona fide superhero. First, he must pass the unusual tests of manhood locked in the centuries old tomb, The Manaton, a secret relic passed down for generations. Falling in love with the beautiful, compulsively suicidal Laura Rabinowitz doesn’t make his life any easier. But with the guidance of the Sikophsky men, the antiquated rulebook, and of course a healthy amount of plutonium, Lenard learns to accept his fate as an exactor of justice....

Twenty years later, Lenard’s son Nemo is introduced to the same destiny as his father, only this time the violent entity called THEY are in dangerous pursuit. Lenard’s life and the legacy of his family are put to the test when he is forced to defend everything he loves.
Learn more about the book and author at Samuel Sattin's website.

Writers Read: Samuel Sattin.

--Marshal Zeringue