Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Literary Spider

Pick up the latest installation of the Benjamin Justice Mystery series by John Morgan Wilson. In this novel, Benjamin Justice writes a memoir about his turbulent life. He talks about experiencing the Los Angeles literary life, particularly in this passage about doing a reading at Skylight Bookstore.

"Judith Zeitler met me in front of the bookstore, took me inside, and introduced me to Noel Alumit, a young novelist with handsome, bronze Filipino looks, who was also Skylight's events planner. I looked around but didn'tsee Ismael. Alumit and I chatted a bit and I purchased a copy of his latest novel, Talking to the Moon. Zeitler had suggested I buy a book wherever I was invited to read to show my support for the bookseller, but Alumit's bedroom eyes probably had something to do with it too."

Yes, folks, I've been paid the ultimate compliment--I was made into a character in a novel. And I blush every time I read it. I am truly honored and flattered. Whoa!

You know, this is fiction when my tired ass is described as "handsome" and my falling lids are described as "bedroom eyes." Oy!


Cheryl said...

Wow, novel-as-memoir-with-real-characters. My mind is blown.

Congrats on the shout-out (you're like designer champagne in a rap song!).

Peter Varvel said...

Cool! I think it's a non-fictional compliment - don't sell yourself short (let Mr. Gomolvilas do that for you).

Frederick Smith said...

Wow what a cool thing to happen!

Sundry said...

Ha! That's so fun! Congrats!

Hmm...Do you think this Noel Alumit character could show up in a (sexy) torn pair of overalls on a farm in Indiana?

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Very cool. Who do you want to play you in the movie?