First George Pelecanos, awesome novelist and writer for THE WIRE, picked YOUNG JUNIUS as one of his Best Books for 2010! Hazzah and hot damn! I met George at Noircon and gave him a copy of the book. Barely hoped he'd read it. Now this? Yeah, I'm psyched!!
How about this quote:
"Man-child Junius, 14, is in search of his brother's murderer which takes him on an odyssey through the projects of Cambridge, Mass. The plot moves but you will be most taken by the complexity of the large cast of characters. Harwood does not revert to type."
Yeah, definitely BLURB worthy!
On another note, thanks to Crimespree Magazine and awesome Jon Jordan for reviewing YOUNG JUNIUS. "Required Reading." Here's the full:
YOUNG JUNIUS (Tyrus) is an urban western by Seth Harwood. Junius is a 14 year old on his own quest for vengeance and redemption. What looks from the outset to be a simple matter of track and shoot soon spirals out of control. With police and rival gangs out to get him Junius decides to stand instead of run and when all is said and done, his life is much different than when he started this path. Harwood has really captured the angst of a young man confused by what the world tells him and what the world is. Required reading. –Crimespree Magazine