April 27, 2012

Top 10 with Author Jonathan Grant

Today we have Author Jonathan Grant with us taking part in the Top10 on the blog.
Brambleman tells the tale of down-and-out Atlanta writer Charlie Sherman, who is convinced by a mysterious stranger to finish a dead professor’s book about a crime that’s gone unpunished for decades. What Charlie works on is an unwieldy manuscript about the mob-driven expulsion of more than 1,000 blacks from Forsyth County , Georgia in 1912. However, Charlie also uncovers a terrible secret involving a Forsyth County land grab. Due to its proximity to Atlanta , the stolen farm is now worth $20 million—and a sale is pending. When he finds the land’s rightful owner, Charlie becomes convinced he’s been chosen by a Higher Power to mete out justice and wreak vengeance on those who profit from evil. That’s when things go horribly wrong.
Brambleman isn’t a dry, historical treatise, and it’s definitely not preachy. It’s wildly funny, with a heavy supernatural twist and a protagonist who resorts to very non-heroic tactics, sometimes doubts his sanity, and wonders who or what he’s actually working for.

1. fav movie/actor/actress?
Robert Downey Jr. / Sigourney Weaver
2. fav song/singer?
“One of Us” by Joan Osborne
3. fav place you would love to visit?
New Zealand
4. one item you cannot live with out?
5. who would you like to meet?(dead or alive)
William and Ellen Craft (famous fugitive slaves)
6. hobby?
7. guilty pleasure?
Candy corn
8. fav author and/book?
Joseph Heller – Catch 22
9. fictional character you would love to spend the day with?
Jack Burden (from Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men)
10. pet peeve?
Twitterhea (as in diarrhea)
I have always wanted to visit New Zealand! From what I have seen in pictures and on tv, it's absolutely beautiful. And I think it's funny you call twitter that. Cause I love me some twitter and I know first hand it can be addicting. :)
Get in touch with Jonathan at his website

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