Great news yesterday: Booklist gave The Dog Stars a starred review, saying in part, “Heller’s surprising and irresistible blend of suspense, romance, social insight, and humor creates a cunning form of cognitive dissonance neatly pegged by Hig as an ‘apocalyptic parody of Norman Rockwell’—a novel, that is, of spiky pleasure and signal resonance.” Yay. The pic is the Paonia valley three weeks ago. Hig flies over it on his quest.
Archives for June 2012
Got a Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly this weekend. Said in part, “this novel, perhaps the world’s most poetic survival guide, reads as if Billy Collins had novelized one of George Romero’s zombie flicks. From start to finish, Heller carries the reader aloft on graceful prose, intense action, and deeply felt emotion.” Yay! The pic is last week on favorite creek. Western Colorado, creek already low, way too early. Incredible fishing. Pray she holds water all summer.