An Arsonist's Guied to Writers' Homes in New England

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From the blog of author Brock Clarke:

Congratulations on Your Good Fortune!

posted on June 19th, 2007

You’re now reading my first blog post on Feel free to ask me anything you’d like, and also feel free to buy and read my novel, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England, when it’s published by Algonquin Books on September 4.

You’ll probably have more questions for me once you’ve read the book, but let me try to anticipate one of your questions and then answer it right now.

Q: Will the novel be more edifying, entertaining, thought-provoking, substantial than this blog post?

A: God, I hope so.

3 comments follow:

  1. At 4:21 pm on June 22nd, 2007, Charlie Boswell commented:

    Very nice looking site; can’t wait to see the other comments. I really liked everything up until the [spoiler redacted]. I really liked the mother and the wonderfully drawn ancillary characters, especially the [spoiler redacted]. I’m also one of your sales reps, and accounts have been buying ARSONISTS in consistently face-out quantities with some very positive reads already in hand from booksellers, mostly from the Cincy Jo-Beth.

    Edited: Redacted a couple things that might spoil the plot, for those who haven’t yet read the book. But, thanks for the comment!

  2. At 6:55 am on August 14th, 2007, Katy commented:

    I recently finished reading an advanced copy I picked up at BookExpo in June. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I live in Northampton and I’m curious what your ties are with Western Massachusetts? Have you spent time here or was it just the proximity to the Emily Dickinson House that made you set the novel here?

  3. At 8:59 pm on September 11th, 2007, marilyn commented:

    Just finished the Arsonist’s Guide purchased (possibly illegally) as an advance copy in Greenwich Village. As an English major graduate of Mount Holyoke, where Emily Dickinson was the most illustrious dropout, I enjoyed it immensely. I believe it was the Student Prince where I celebrated my 22nd birthday senior year.