Friday, February 13, 2015

"The Marauders"

Tom Cooper’s work has recently appeared in Oxford American, Boulevard, Gulf Coast, Mid-American Review, Willow Springs, and dozens of other magazines and journals. He lives in New Orleans, where he writes and teaches.

Cooper's newly released first novel is The Marauders.

He applied the Page 69 Test to The Marauders and reported the following:
I’ll spare you the passage, since it’s meaningless without context. But someone is getting peppersprayed on page 69. The phrase “What in blue fuck?” is invoked.

I’ll be honest, I think the novel builds slowly. It’s character driven. Around page 69 readers might wonder, “What the hell do these different characters have to do with one another?” A little investment is required from audiences used to the breakneck pace of typical crime and mystery. It’s a slow burn, but once the cauldron starts bubbling, yadda-yadda. Or so readers have told me.
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My Book, The Movie: The Marauders.

Writers Read: Tom Cooper.

--Marshal Zeringue