Viking/Penguin novelist Rickstad tweets new novel live
I'm the author of the novel Reap published by Viking/Penguin. I completed my "2nd" novel to soon be shopped conventionally. My "3rd" novel, however, I am going to start to put out to the world, live, by tweet on Twitter, AS I WRITE IT, at ericrickstad. I have no idea how the novel will turn out. I am writing it as I go, so the reader can see the "process" as well. I will post the longer forms here and at my own blog site soon to be set up.
I look forward to followers!
Some background for those who care:
Reap was acclaimed by reviewers. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said: Reap is a bloody beauty of a debut. It resonates with unforgettable characters. [It] is far more than complex plot. It is characterization. It is nature and commerce. It illuminates worlds of darkness. A dramatic reminder of the mystery and majesty of the wild places that exist in both man and nature.
The New York Times Sunday Book Review favorably compared it to the work of Denis Johnson and Russel Banks and picked it as a summer read.
Ted Leventhal of Booklist wrote "In an exciting, mature, and polished first novel, Rickstad pulls back the veneer of the bucolic wilderness of northern Vermont and finds trouble in paradise. Reap echoes Robert Stone's stories of colorful, marginal, and often violent characters.The undertone of violence, desperation, and drug dealing as a way of life underscores the fact that the country joins the inner city in becoming a modern American wasteland.
And the Los Angeles Times wrote [Reap is] a complex portrait of a group of people whose interlocking fates snap into place with gruesome repercussions and of a boy who unwittingly stumbles into adulthood like a bird dog into a wolf trap.