Monday, July 22, 2013

Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of Adrenaline, The Last Minute, and the newly released Downfall. All three books feature Sam Capra, former CIA agent turned owner of bars around the world.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. Abbott's reply:
It may seem an unusual choice for a suspense author, but I'm reading Van Gogh: The Life by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith. I love Van Gogh's art, but I'm reading more out of an interest in his creative process and how he became the painter he was destined to be. You would think his road to his particular take on art was all conscious choices, but so much of what Vincent does seems illogical—he is an extreme introvert who longs for people, a man who turns every favor into an argument, every slight into a vendetta, and is contrary in the extreme. It's tragic to watch, but it is how this artist was made. The book is stunning in its detail, and it reads like a well-crafted novel.
Visit Jeff Abbott's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue