Monday, July 27, 2009

Joe Abercrombie

From "10 Questions with Joe Abercrombie" at SF Signal:

9. You have a yellow 1956 Ford Galaxy that is disabled and pulled over to the side of the road in Murfeesboro, Tennessee. You are surrounded by men in hoods, and you strongly suspect one of them is the mayor, judging by his height and comportment. It is dark. He informs you you are to be the extraordinary guest at a special bonfire in your honor, unless you spin him a tale in less than fifty words. Spin it.

"No need, Mister Mayor, I'm more than happy to attend your bonfire event. I love barbecue. I think my hood's in the boot somewhere..."

10. Please tell us about Best Served Cold, and please make everyone else want to buy it as badly as I want them to.

A very dangerous woman is betrayed by her ruthless employer and thrown down a mountain. Crippled but by no means dead she sets out to wreak bloody vengeance upon him and his six henchmen, assisted by a gang of outcasts and misfits including a barbarian who wants to do the right thing, the nation's least reliable drunk, the nation's most treacherous poisoner, and a psychopath obsessed with numbers. Meanwhile, in the background, the world around them slides into an ever more destructive civil war. The results are bloody, unpredictable, and occasionally blackly hilarious. And bloody.
Read the first eight Q&As.

Learn more about the author and his work at Joe Abercrombie's website and blog.

Writers Read: Joe Abercrombie.

--Marshal Zeringue