Friday, May 3, 2019

Todd Strasser

Todd Strasser is the internationally best-selling author of more than one hundred books for children and teens, including Fallout and The Beast of Cretacea, as well as the classics The Wave and Give a Boy a Gun, which are taught in classrooms around the world.

Strasser's new novel is Summer of '69.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This is a remarkable book about an unremarkable subject, a library. More specifically, the Los Angeles Public Library. Orlean has an uncanny ability to make just about anything she writes about feel fascinating. Her description of the fire that damaged or destroyed nearly a million items is utterly engrossing.

P.G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters. This British humorist, who also lived for a time in the United States, is the author of some of the funniest novels (Thank You, Jeeves) I’ve ever read. He was also remarkably prolific. So it was fascinating to get a glimpse of the writer behind it all.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Not my usual read, but adorable and hard to put down.
Visit Todd Strasser's website.

My Book, The Movie: Summer of '69.

--Marshal Zeringue