Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: Snapper by Brian Kimberling

“Are you okay?” I said.
He grinned. “That was awesome,” he said. Perfectly circular holes like bullet wounds perforated his shoulders, and savage furrows ran down his back, blood streaming from all of them, but he was delighted.
“You could go to prison,” I said again.
“Fucker stole my fish.”
“It’s a bald eagle. It’s allowed to steal your fish.”
“Is that a bald eagle?”
“Does it look like a bald eagle?”

~Page 99, Snapper by Brian Kimberling

Back Cover:

A great, hilarious new voice in fiction: the poignant, all-too-human recollections of an affable bird researcher in the Indiana backwater as he goes through a disastrous yet heartening love affair with the place and its people.

Nathan Lochmueller studies birds, earning just enough money to live on. He drives a glitter-festooned truck, the Gypsy Moth, and he is in love with Lola, a woman so free-spirited and mysterious she can break a man’s heart with a sigh or a shrug. Around them swirls a remarkable cast of characters: the proprietor of Fast Eddie’s Burgers & Beer, the genius behind “Thong Thursdays”; Uncle Dart, a Texan who brings his swagger to Indiana with profound and nearly devastating results; a snapping turtle with a taste for thumbs; a German shepherd who howls backup vocals; and the very charismatic state of Indiana itself. And at the center of it all is Nathan, creeping through the forest to observe the birds he loves and coming to terms with the accidental turns his life has taken.

4 comments:

fredamans said...

Made me laugh... I know a few headstrong men like that. Geez, sounds like a cleverly written book.

Majanka Verstraete said...

I'm not that much into birds, but hey, this book sounds like a great read apart from that. The teaser made me laugh as well. Nice choice!

My TT post.

Nise' said...

Ok, I judged this book by it's cover and was so glad to read the tease.

stacybuckeye said...

This looks like fun, but I agree with Nise, the cover is not fun.