We interrupt this website to pass along some great news for folks here who like to read those ebook things. My friend Bart Baker -- who I've written about often, most notably here about his always wonderful BartRants (tm) -- is doing a promotion for his terrific novel, What Remains, and has put the ebook edition on sale for just $0.99. You can download it on Amazon.
This is what I wrote about the book when it was published.
"I’m sort of in awe of Bart’s writing style. It’s powerfully aggressive, but wild with humor and heart-breaking romantic tenderness. I don’t have a clue how he does it. I know of few other writers who can do it. But he does all the time. What Remains falls right into that. A disgraced ladies man whose life crashes and burns has to move in with his gay brother. When the brother’s life hits its own crisis and falls apart, the slacker is aghast to have responsibilities dumped onto him – forcing him to take a journey to the jungles of Colombia and complicated further when he falls in love with their mixed-race nanny with her own, unsuspected and dangerous problems. As they say, complications, hilarity, and serious angst ensue. How Bart gets hilarity out of this deeply emotional drama, and he does, that’s his magic trick."
I'm slightly biased in all this. When Bart initially wrote his first draft, I edited it. It sat on the shelf for a long while he focused on other things that took over his life. After he finally picked it up again, though, he completely re-edited it on his own and took it to another level, making it even better.
I have no idea how long the sale is for -- but I just wanted to pass this along.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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