Recently I asked Haas what he was reading. His reply:
Currently, I'm reading Reamde by Neal Stephenson. It's a globe-trotting, character jumping espionage thriller focusing on a young woman who gets caught up in a web of intrigue after she discovers her hacker boyfriend has been stealing credit cards and handing them over to a Russian crime syndicate. That is actually way too simple of an explanation… I'm thoroughly enjoying the book but you have to set aside a couple of months to read it because Stephenson leaves no detail underplayed. I am in awe of his ability to write such a complex plot.Visit Derek Haas's website.
Before that, I read Dave Eggers' latest, A Hologram for the King. I'm a huge fan of sad sack stories and this is one of the sad-sackiest. It's a modern day Death of a Salesman meets Waiting For Godot. Hats off to Eggers… he packs a lot of pathos and squirm-inducing empathy in every page.
My Book, The Movie: Dark Men.
Writers Read: Derek Haas (December 2011).
The Page 69 Test: Dark Men.