Keeping Karma Happy
Thanks to a British cherub named Megan sales of my ebook in the United Kingdom have positively exploded overnight. In the interest of keeping karma happy I’ve decided to use today’s blog post to call attention to one of my favorite UK authors ever.
I first discovered Banks through a friend of mine named Jeb. There was a time when Jeb didn’t read much because he said everything was, “all romance and crap.” Then someone suggested Ray Banks and he was hooked. He suggested Banks to me and I’ve been a fan ever since.
I’d put Banks in line with authors like James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard. And for those of you who don’t read (yes, I know you’re out there) his books read like Guy Ritchie movies. Not for the squeamish, but each book has many moments of classic UK hilarity. His books are for sale on Amazon and his website The Saturday Boy
Next, onto blogs.
I feel safe in saying that this guy probably forgot more about the English language than I ever learned. His blog is an absolute must for anyone remotely interested in how language works. You can find him in my blogroll to the right and at Sentence First
Once again, Jeb got me hooked on something called “Dub step.” I’m not exactly sure what Dub step actually is, but from my understanding you cannot discuss Dub step without also discussing the London underground (if any of my British followers out there wish to elaborate, please do. I cringe just knowing I’m not doing the description justice). Dub step won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I am absolutely addicted to it. Here’s a sample: