Last night I got the chance to meet Matt Bell at my local Indie, whose debut novel, In the House upon the Dirt between the Woods and the Lake, came out this week from Soho Press. Matt is a local Michigan author, and his debut novel has been getting some attention, so I was pretty excited to get to meet him. Matt is really friendly, great to talk to, and was extremely appreciative of everyone coming to the signing last night.
I'm really intrigued by his book. He did a short reading from two chapters, and it seems to be a sort of modern, magical realism fairy tale. I do think I'm going to have to be in a particular mood to want to read it, though. I got the impression during his reading last night that I'm going to want to devote all of my attention to the story while I'm reading it to make sure I don't miss any of the subtler points of the story.
Look for a review to be coming soon. Until then, happy reading!
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