Friday, December 05, 2003

Got an email this afternoon from David Corbett, letting me know his book Done for a Dime has just been named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times. Here's what they wrote:

DONE FOR A DIME. By David Corbett. (Ballantine, $24.95) The death of an old jazz musician, the axman for legends like Bobby Blue Bland and King Curtis, sounds the blue note of this dazzling novel, narrated in the blunt and vigorous idiom of California noir but full of compassion for marginal people whose rights are trampled upon by power brokers.

Haven't read it, but I plan to. David is a terrific guy and, from everything I've heard, a very fine writer.

Way to go, Dave!