I believe I met Mr. Zapata at Scranton PA’s Pages & Places Book festival in October 2011 where I conducted a brief discussion session about fiction writing and publishing. If he’s the gent I’m thinking of, we had a lively post-session discussion about his interests in history, fantasy, and science fiction, and in particular, the concept behind Death Wishing. I’ve always been particularly interested in the opinions of genre enthusiasts. I mean, they’ve seen it all.
Well, on New Year’s Day, Mr. Z’s review of Death Wishing went live on his blog. Starts out comparing it to a Coen Brothers film and ends by comparing me to Palahniuk. Can’t ask for better way to start off the year. I am inspired.