Tuesday, April 05, 2016

What is Brian Doyle reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Brian Doyle, author of Chicago: A Novel.

His entry begins:
The usual motley slew – just read the excellent Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby, a very good memoir of his experiences as a prisoner and escapee in WW2 Italy. But the great burst lately has been the terrific Richard Hannay adventure novels of John Buchan. He’s most famous for The 39 Steps, probably because it was made into a fine Hitchcock movie, but that good book is one of...[read on]
About Chicago, from the publisher:
On the last day of summer, some years ago, a young college graduate moves to Chicago and rents a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the vast and muscular lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lives there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls, not to mention a wise and personable dog of indeterminate breed.

A love letter to Chicago, the Great American City, and a wry account of a young man's coming-of-age during the one summer in White Sox history when they had the best outfield in baseball, Brian Doyle's Chicago is a novel that will plunge you into a city you will never forget, and may well wish to visit for the rest of your days.
Read more about Chicago at the publisher's website.

My Book, The Movie: Bin Laden’s Bald Spot.

The Page 69 Test: Mink River.

My Book, The Movie: The Plover.

The Page 69 Test: Chicago.

Writers Read: Brian Doyle.

--Marshal Zeringue