Friday, January 26, 2018

Barry Eisler's Latest Launch AND the 3 Winners

Tuesday night we went to see Barry Eisler at Kepler's for the launch of his latest book, The Night Trade.  Here is some interesting info that came out of Barry's talk:

1.  The Night Trade is Barry's 14th book.  And he has launched all of them at Kepler's!
2.  This one is the 2nd book starring Livia Lone.  But it also features one of Barry's favorite characters, Dox.
3.  Barry narrates his own books and has actually received an award for his work (which he mentioned, with a big smile on his face, somewhere between 1 and 5 times!).
4.  He said the key to writing about his characters is knowing them and feeling what they feel.
5.  He told us a story about the possibility of his John Rain series becoming Hollywood-ized; with Keanu Reeves as Rain.  It's not happening yet.  Barry indicated that Hollywood is its own very unique and somewhat crazy industry.
6.  This one is mine:  I like that Barry talks a little and reads a little.  But most of the time is spent with questions from the audience.  For me this is much more interesting than getting a lot of reading and a lot of lecturing from the author.

If you haven't read Livia Lone, do that.  The Night Trade may be a standalone, but it will help you to have the background before you start it.  Here's the link to my review of LL:

And Speaking of Winners, Barry Eisler Has Done It Again Too

And the winners of any book on my 2017 list are:

Diane (Bibliophile by the Sea)
Lanie Moss
Melissa Amster

Here is the link to that list:  

Books of 2017


  1. I don't know this author, but this book sounds good.

    LOVE the title Livia Lone. :) Very clever.

    Thanks for sharing, Lloyd

    1. I would start with either Livia Lone or The God's Eye View. The latter is a standalone about the inner workings of the CIA. And Barry was in covert ops at the CIA for 3 years.

  2. Keanu Reeves would be one fine choice of an actor to play almost any part. Rain...what a great character name