David Goodwillie's Blog, page 5

May 10, 2010

"Given a few clues and fair warning, could a writer prevent the next terrorist bombing? After all, as David Goodwillie demonstrates in his hip and quick-paced literary thriller, AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE, which opens after an attack on the Barneys building in New York, the writer's job is to notice things that other people might overlook and to string together seemingly random details into a coherent plot. Then again, writers are notorious for trying to see everyone's point of view, and...

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Published on May 10, 2010 13:41 • 21 views
"From the opening words of his smart debut novel, American Subversive, David Goodwillie has you hooked. What unfolds is a gripping story that digs into the roots of radicalism in a new generation of disaffected youth." Read the rest of the review here.
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Published on May 10, 2010 13:20 • 26 views

"A scathing and hilarious indictment of our bizarre moment in time… Goodwillie excels at jet-black social satire in a style reminiscent of Bret Easton Ellis." Read the rest of the review here.

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Published on May 10, 2010 13:17 • 21 views

May 6, 2010

McNally Jackson Books, 7:00 pm

52 Prince Street (Map)

Writers & Editors Series

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Published on May 06, 2010 08:37 • 27 views

Powerhouse Arena, 7:00 pm




37 Main Street, Dumbo (Map)




Novel-T Opening Day Party


Sponsored by BrooklynTheBorough.com


Reading & Signing

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Published on May 06, 2010 08:07 • 30 views

May 5, 2010

Barnes & Noble – Greenwich Village, 7:30 pm




396 Sixth Avenue (at 8th St.) (Map)




Free Fiction Writing Class




Sponsored by Gotham Writer's Workshop




Lecture & Signing

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Published on May 05, 2010 08:20 • 20 views

May 3, 2010

An interview in the Wall Street Journal post-Times Square bombin, May 2, 2010:

"Saturday's attempted car bombing in Times Square is eerily similar to the events imagined by author David Goodwillie in his new novel "American Subversive," in which a number of bombings on American soil are intended to convey outrage and halt specific businesses. Here, the author reflects on a strange confluence of art and life."

Read the interview here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001...
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Published on May 03, 2010 08:28 • 40 views

An interview in the Wall Street Journal post-Times Square Bombing, May 2, 2010.


"Saturday's attempted car bombing in Times Square is eerily similar to the events imagined by author David Goodwillie in his new novel 'American Subversive,' in which a number of bombings on American soil are intended to convey outrage and halt specific businesses. Here, the author reflects on a strange confluence of art and life." Read the interview here.

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Published on May 03, 2010 08:25 • 23 views

April 30, 2010

"American Subversive skillfully spins the themes of morality, loyalty, and patriotism into an insightfully entertaining commentary on modern history and contemporary society. Don't mistake a buried exegesis for seriousness, though. Goodwillie's wit serves his story well—in addition to all of the perfectly authentic character quirks, there's some wry terrorist banter, playful Post-style headline writing, and loads of well-informed satire. This is a fast-paced, engaging novel of pop-culture...

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Published on April 30, 2010 09:32 • 44 views

April 24, 2010

"Two debut novels addressing – amongst other topics ripped from the Zeitgeist – the symbiotic relationship between terrorism and the media, appear this month in bookstores: American Subversive (Scribner) by David Goodwillie (also author of the memoir, Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time), and Kapitoil (Harper Perennial), by recent NEA Creative Writing Fellowship winner Teddy Wayne. If it has been "too soon" in the past for these kinds of novels, both of these books now feel right on t...

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Published on April 24, 2010 19:52 • 25 views