Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tropical Medicine

As someone who reads a lot of books, both fiction and non-fiction, I am constantly looking for and finding new authors, some that no one has ever heard of. Not long ago, I had the pleasure of doing just that. This particular author is my cousin (everybody has a cousin in Miami). He is in the process of writing a great book about Jake McBride, who is a writer himself. Jake burns down his house in Ft. Myers after his girlfriend leaves him and heads for Key West, like many great writers have done before. He hangs out at the Green Parrot, and eventually he gets caught up in a mystery involving some undiscovered Frida Kahlo paintings. It really is a great book, and I hope that one day it gets published. It never ceases to amaze though how people who can't write very well often end up getting published, while some of the truly talented ones never get noticed. Anyway, can't wait for the end of the book, can't wait to find out what happens to Jake and Melissa.

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