He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Dark Men, and reported the following:
The 69th page, eh? Good choice! For my three books, I have the same first-person narrator, a contract killer known as Columbus. But in the course of the books, other characters tell stories at times, and on the 69th page of Dark Men, a character named Smoke tells the story of his time in prison. I love to tell stories within stories… been fascinated with the idea since reading the Canterbury Tales in college, where Chaucer would have a story within a story within a story within a story. It gives me a chance to throw a different voice at the reader, and I think Smoke's tale is quite entertaining.Learn more about Dark Men at Derek Haas's website.
My Book, The Movie: Dark Men.
Writers Read: Derek Haas.