Mel Bosworth reads an excerpt from Ben Brooks’s An Island of Fifty.
An Island of Fifty (an excerpt)
By Ben Brooks
Autumn came with rains & the sea crept into the room beneath the mill.
It washed sobriety into the eyes of the Saints & Michael woke them all
with his plan:
WE ARE BLEEDING INTO THE BRICKS OF THIS TOWN. Concrete is a vice but we
are Saints (Catherine coughed). Let us lead these few from here. Promised
land, a holy town. There must be something. A guide will manifest, God
wills it. We will lead these men from the clutches of the tide of evil, OF
INDUSTRIAL CIVILISATON! We shall save them, salvation. They shall be Gods
people, free & joyful. Let us promise them grass & trees, for these they
shall have. They will be happy beyond the dreams that hands can claw. They
will see clear glass as far as their eyes will care to look.
An Island of Fifty is forthcoming from Mud Luscious Press (June, 2010). Pre-order HERE.Visit Ben Brooks HERE.
7 thoughts on “Big Other Reading Series #7”
a surprising, new backdrop!
another nice reading, Mel, and an intriguing excerpt.
thanks, edward. wanted to get out of the car, but it was way too windy. soon.
mel is a mad, mad, mad reader.
josh spiker is mad cool.
I just finished reading an ARC of Ben’s book last weekend — it’s AWESOME! I wonder if you considered performing the font-shifts, Mel? (i.e. shouting the caps bits and whispering the tiny bits?) Anyway, these videos you’re producing are very cool.
thanks, chris. i’ll pull the trigger one of these days and flip out when i’m reading something.