Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn writes …
Jump-start your fall with a book by a local author with a national rep. Two very different authors, Jonathan Raban and Neal Stephenson, both have new books out this month:
Jonathan Raban‘s velvet prose is on display in a new collection of his essays. Raban’s travel writing is without peer (at least among living writers): you can find the Seattle Times review of “Driving Home: An American Journey” here.
Neal Stephenson is a Seattle author with a huge following among the technologically adept. His new 1,000-page thriller “Reamde” is said to be both a high concept think-piece and a pulse-pounding thriller (after the first couple of hundred pages, anyway). Read the review to learn what the weird title means.