Cooper's newly released first novel is The Marauders.
Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Cooper's reply:
I’m about to reread The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner. It’s been about fifteen years. Sometimes the book’s in print, sometimes out. But more often out, which seems a crime. But it’s one of those books you see mentioned from time to time in author favorites lists. One of those books you can’t believe isn’t stocked in every bookstore. A gritty and realistic coming-of-age story, unvarnished by sentimentality.Visit Tom Cooper's website.
What else? A lot of research on south Florida for a project I’m outlining. This great book of nature essays by Joy Williams called Ill Nature. A few old Patricia Highsmith books. Already Dead, by Denis Johnson, which I’m ashamed to say I’ve never read. Oh, and there’s this author Laird Barron, who writes these fantastic horror stories, some of the eeriest and well-written I’ve read for some time.
I guess you can say I try to keep my reading varied.
My Book, The Movie: The Marauders.