Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Trailer of the Week: Visiting Tom

I first ran across Michael Perry's work when I stumbled upon a copy of his memoir, Truck: A Love Story, on the New Books shelves of my local library.  It made a great first impression on me and, as it would turn out, was probably my favorite memoir of that year.  I also have his Population 485 on my "want to read" list over at GoodReads but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Now I find this wonderful book trailer promoting his new book, Visiting Tom, and have another Michael Perry book to add to my wish list.  Take a look.  This one will touch your heart, and it is so beautifully constructed that I find myself wishing that the book had been made into a documentary as it was being written.

 


10th Book Trailer of the week in a continuing series of unusual and memorable book trailers spotted by Book Chase  (even though I am only finding one or two a month lately).




Michael has a web presence of his own where all of these books - and much more - can be purchased.  This guy can write, y'all.  But that's not all.  He describes himself this way: "Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, Amateur Pig Farmer."  Not a bad life at all...

7 comments:

  1. What an interesting meme/set of posts. Book trailers!

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  2. I've been circling his books for years! I know I'd like even love them, but I haven't pounced and I don't know why.

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  3. I visit your blog from time to time to refresh my "want to read" list.I'm never disappointed and your blog has led me down paths I never would have taken on my own. Michael Perry and his books are on that list now. Thanks!

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  4. Harvee Lau, book trailers are just getting better and better every month. Some of them look like short films in themselves, and the really good ones always get me to at least take a close look at the book. When done well, they are a very valuable bookselling tool.

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  5. Susan, from what I've seen of your reading tastes, I think Michael Perry's books would be a natural for you.

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  6. G.B., it is comments like yours that keep me posting to Book Chase when it all seems to be getting to be too much for one person to handle. That's exactly why I started posting, and it's good to be reminded every so often. Thank you very much.

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  7. I love the book trailers you post. This one makes me want to read the book.

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