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Truly one of the best books I've read this year. Very few books can balance heart wrenching grief as well as a mystery; a suspenseful thriller if you will.
Coen Caraway and Elias Santos are engaged to be married in a beautiful resort in Mexico. Just days before the wedding, with guests already en route, the plane Elias is co-piloting crashes into the ocean. The last words heard on the 'black box' leave more questions than answers and Coen must now plan a memorial instead of a wedding.
“There was no honor among thieves. Boys in the game only respected you in direct proportion to how much they needed you divided by how much they feared you.”
Blacktop Wasteland is full of action and suspense. Just when you think it may let up, S.A. Cosby shifts the action into another gear. It is a nonstop adrenaline rush (You know it’s going to be good when the book starts out with a drag race).
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Everett the Grey is the musical project of Alex Hill, who combines influences as disparate as folk, hip-hop, rock and jazz into an engaging, organic and personal sound. In this interview, Hill describes the roots and challenges of his creative process, his influences, and how he balances music with the demands of being a third year medical student at University of Kansas. Thank you to Alex for a fascinating insight into his work as an artist. Enjoy!
Gardner, Kansas, native Brandon Miller is a highly respected guitarist and performer best known for his scorching solos and classic-rock and blues-based songwriting. His most recent album, Virtue and Vice, has been hailed for its songwriting and "strong and powerful guitar riffs". (Johnson County Library's own Dylan Reiter performs bass on the album.) Enjoy our interview with Miller, as well as his book recommendations.