Friday, August 28, 2009
Subsurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane
I just finished reading Subsurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane by Eric Arvin. Humor, mystery, secrets and romance fill the pages. I don't often laugh out loud when reading. I will crack a smile or nod my head thinking, "That's funny." But few writers make me laugh. I did laugh along with Arvin's suburban tale.
The situations he places his characters in are creative and humorous. The dialogue is witty and sharp. I often re-read my favorite lines (another thing I don't do very often) and thought, "I need to remember that phrase so I can use it one day."
What I appreciate is how unique each character is. These are not cookie cutter neighbors who blur together. They each stand on their own and add to the story.
Subsurdity: Vignettes from Jasper Lane is a very fun read. It even tugs at the romance side of this hardened (and perhaps a bit jaded) reader!
I want to move to Jasper Lane.
My neighborhood is way too boring.
To order a signed copy of the book, check out Eric's blog: Daventry Blue.
The book is also available to order online or check your favorite bookstore!