Monday, September 7, 2009
"Another Great Read"
Tonight I finished up Cowboy Fengís Space Bar and Grille by Steven Burst. This is the third
book that Iíve read by Steven and I love everything I've read so far. In Cowboy Fengís
we find it narrated by Billy, a banjo player that stayed late one night after playing a set
only to end up jumping through time whenever a nuke takes out the planet they happen to be on.
The author captures what if feels like to be a musician in this book. He mustíve hung with a few
bands, and he did write an album with Adam Stemple that was recorded by Boiled In Lead. The whole
thing went along with his release of The Gypsy, another great read. Also, his characters
in this book just feel so real, with dialog that is spot on and punchy. The scenes he creates
will stick with you, and he weaves in a love interest with Souci that becomes an undercurrent of
tension right up to the end.
Cowboy Fengís Space Bar and Grille is a fairly quick read coming in under 300 pages, and has
been a highly recommend book over the years for good reason. The characters are vibrant, the
dialog is strong, you have guns, explosions, nukes, and the end of the world, what more could
you ask for? Thereís even a bit of a twist. Itís all there making for a great read, and if you
do stop by the bar, make sure to try out the matzo ball soup.
Currently Playing: Fallen Earth