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Evidence that I am at the center of the universe continues to mount.  Take that guy I wrote about last week who says my blog is too self-serving.  First, local TV station KSAT does a news story about my comic book debut.  Then the local newspaper wants my humble opinion on the new Dan Brown novel.  And now…  And now, my friends, I am not only a person, I am a place.  Someday I hope to be a thing, and thereby achieve total nounhood.

James Grady

James Grady

When I attended the Festival Blues in Piacenza, Italy this spring, among the many extra cool people I met was James Grady, uber novelist and journalist, author of many fine books, including the iconic Six Days of the Condor, source material for the temporally-tightened film of a similar name.  He’s also just a great guy to hang out with in Italy.  If you head over to Politics Daily, you’ll find Grady’s on-going serialized novella, What’s Going On, which I am very much digging.  It’s a gritty, urban, political drama – truly absorbing stuff.  What’s even better, much of the drama centers around a fictional DC neighborhood called Liss Gardens, where nothing good is going on.  I think one of the lessons of the story is that you don’t want to dwell in the Liss Gardens, so, um, thanks for that Jim.  Anyhow, Grady’s stuff is always great, so don’t miss out on the chance to stay up to date with an on-going fictional event which all your friends will be talking about.  If all your friends are cool. 

I just wanted to post this because it's the coolest poltical sign ever.

I just wanted to post this because it's the coolest poltical sign ever.

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  1. Eileen says:

    When I first read your post about the guy who didn’t–and presumably still doesn’t–like your blog I assumed he was Dan Brown. I’m right, right? I knew it.
    Bringing back Arrested Development definitely merits the President’s attention–at least more than schmoozing Olympic officals does. Anyway, that’s what Dan Brown thinks.

  2. deflatio says:

    Hi David. I was not familiar with your work until this morning when Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher mentioned, “A Conspiracy of Paper” in a speech I attended (along with ~200 others). Look for a sales increase in the 75xxx zip code.

  3. Meghan says:

    Although I visit this blog at least one a week I don’t usually comment, but I had to let you know that “And now… And now, my friends, I am not only a person, I am a place. Someday I hope to be a thing, and thereby achieve total nounhood” made me legit LOL.

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