Specials, Plus Free Pimp Zone
As long as I’m on the subject of books, Scott Westerfeld’s latest kick-ass book Specials was officially released yesterday and is kicking ass in the Amazon rankings (it’s at #270 as I write this). The simple reason for this: Scott writes the YA you wish you could have had when you were a young adult: It’s smart, sly and too cool for the room, which is what every kid wants to be (also, with this series, Scott’s been blessed with book design which won’t make young readers embarassed to be seen with the books, and you know that helps a lot). Basically, in addition to writing great stories, Scott also gets exactly the right attitude in his work. This is spot-on zeitgeist stuff, and that’s a hell of a lot harder than it looks. Get it for a teen you know, and give it to them after you’ve read it yourself.
Having done the full-on friend-pimp, I now open the floor to the rest of y’all: Feel free to pimp yourself or those whose stuff you love in the comment thread. Tell us what’s good out there in books, music, online writing or whatever, and don’t be shy about pimping your own thing. Come on, you’re worth a self-pimp or two.