Monday, February 14, 2011

"His books drive us forward - we become propelled." You Can Make Him Like You gets Red Fez'd. And likes it. A lot.

TBWCYL, Inc. favorite and old friend J.A. Tyler has written a quite kind review of You Can Make Him Like You at the Red Fez and we are most appreciative, and quite humbled, big thanks bro, and coffee on us for sure when next we meet.

Tanzer, in a manner most mysterious to me, somehow harnesses the power of straight, conventional writing without the usual level of pandering or expositional obtuseness. The words say exactly what they mean, no more and no less, and thus his books drive us forward - we become propelled. The long answer is what I can’t articulate, because sometimes books just run as rivers, end in a place we aren’t looking for but simply arrive at. Story-tellers do this, around campfires, at dinner tables, in the car on long-drives. Tanzer does this in his books, and Artistically Declined Press was smart enough to pick up those words in
You Can Make Him Like You. "

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