My stories and essays have appeared in Narrative, Esquire, Glimmer Train Stories, The Greensboro Review, and The Missouri Review. I also review books for The Barnes and Noble Review, January Magazine, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. I'm currently at work on a novel ("Fobbit") based in part on my experiences while deployed to Iraq with the U.S. Army. You can follow my progress at my blog, The Quivering Pen (www.davidabramsbooks.blogspot.com), plus read news and reviews from all around the literary landscape.
To quote George Thorogood in "Boogie Chillun'": "It's in him, it's gotta come out."
Words are cocaine.
A partial list of favorites (with the exception of Dickens, subject to change at any given moment):
Joyce Carol Oates
Favorite books? Again, a splinter of a sliver from my life-list:
Dombey and Son
The Great Gatsby
Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon)
The Clearing (Tim Gatreaux)
Serena (Ron Rash)
Everything That Rises Must Converge
The Violent Bear it Away
The House of Mirth
The Age of Innocence
The Last of the Mohicans
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
Hey David, thanks for the read and kind words for "Snow". I really appreciate it.
Welcome to Fictionaut, David!
I very much like that you mention Chris Ware and Agatha Christie. Very cool! Welcome.
A Little Bit of Everything shot right through me, Mr. A.