Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What is Carl Deuker reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Carl Deuker, author of Swagger.

His entry begins:
I'm presently reading A Dance to the Music of Time, by Anthony Powell. It's a 12 volume work, and I'm with Jenkins as he finishes up his school days in England. The other book I'm reading is Smoke by Ivan Turgenev, the Russian novelist who exists in the shadow of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Why these books? I was an English major, and I...[read on]
About Swagger, from the publisher:
Levi was simple, like a child. It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too.

When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. Suspense builds like a slow drumbeat as readers start to smell a rat in Ryan Hartwell, a charismatic basketball coach and sexual predator. When Levi reluctantly tells Jonas that Hartwell abused him, Jonas has to decide whether he should risk his future career to report the coach. Pitch-perfect basketball plays, well-developed characters, and fine storytelling make this heartbreaking psychological sports novel a slam dunk.
Learn more about the book and author at Carl Deuker's website.

Writers Read: Carl Deuker.

--Marshal Zeringue