"FIFTY GRAND came about from an eye-opening visit to Cuba. I went there primarily to see some literary sights connected with Ernest Hemingway, Jose Marti and Garcia Lorca but I very quickly got sucked into the landscape and culture. The place really gets into your blood and I found that I couldn’t shake it, so I went back for a longer deeper visit. All island peoples are unique in their own way and coming from Ireland - which has a big neighbour right next door too - I think I appreciated Cuba’s problems without excusing the current regime who seemed to have screwed up the country in a spectacular way.
Once I had the context and the geography, the story just flowed from there. I live in the mountains of Colorado so I thought it might be fun to take a Cuban cop and throw him way out of [his element] ten thousand feet up in the snow."
Friday, 29 August 2008
Fifty Grand by Adrian McKinty -- Sample Chapter!!!
I'm not sure how it slipped under my radar, but Adrian McKinty has posted the opening chapter of his soon-to-be released novel, FIFTY GRAND. Seems it's been there since the 14th of July, but I thought it newsworthy nonetheless. I've read it, and I'm hooked.
Tell me that doesn't soud good. I dare you.