Thursday, January 13, 2011

More on CROOKED LETTER CROOKED LETTER



CROOKED LETTER CROOKED LETTER by Tom Franklin knocked my sox off last year.  Here's a story about how that book came to be. And yes it involves an Agent Intervention (I love those stories!)

4 comments:

amy said...

I am eager to read this one. Have been since you last talked about it! Just need to finish up DECODED first...

Pamala Knight said...

Thanks for the link to that article. It's comforting to know that even brilliant writers like Franklin (I LOVE this book and his others as well) also need a nudge sometimes to get the awesome out onto the page.

CKHB said...

Ohhhh, I was wondering about the title, and now that I see the explanation, I suddenly remember, as a kid, learning how to spell and say Mississippi as fast as I could, forwards and backwards, and "in code":

M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-crooked letter-crooked letter-I-humpback-humpback-I.

What a weird flash of nostalgia...

Hardygirl said...

I saw this and loved reading about his struggle. All the angst and intervention and rewrites worked. This was a GREAT book.

I sent your fabulous former intern a copy for Christmas .... signed (Tom's my neighbor :-)).

sf