Me Reading TEP

I really should not be allowed so much free time on the weekends, or access to liquor and a video camera. Doesn’t my publisher have handlers to, um, handle me? I mean, my goodness.

Anyway, if you’re one of the people who have asked me if I’m ever going to do a reading in your area, here’s something to tide you over: That’s right, me doing a short reading from The Eternal Prison! Tell your friends.

Lemme know what you think.



  1. Damaso

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s great but I can’t smell the Whiskey on your breath, which is the whole appeal of the in person reading. And did you insert a laugh track?

  2. jsomers


    I understand that my lack of hygeine and tendency to spasm into incoherent cursing is amusing, yes.

    As for a laugh track, I have no idea what you’re talking about.


  3. Craig

    Ah, smart man…. making sure that they filmed you from above the waist! No body even thought to ask, “Where are his pants??”

  4. Dan Krokos

    That’s one of my favorite passages too. After hearing about Chengara in the last book, I was anxious to see it.

    That’s quite a crowd you drew.

  5. Jamie

    Ah, great video!
    It would be cool if you had people on the forum or something each have a person to “act” out, and read their parts, with a narrator of course, and have that up as a video.
    Then at some type if image or video clip to go along with it.

  6. Tez Miller

    Dude, you fold back your books!

  7. jsomers

    Craig, I see my reputation has preceded me.

  8. jsomers

    Dan, There’s always a packed house. . .IN MY HEAD. . Actually, since I’ve actually held readings TWICE now where no one except friends and family showed up (both sad stories) I’m pretty good at reading to no one.

  9. jsomers

    Jamie, That’s a brilliant idea – if anyone’s up for something along those lines, start a thread on the forum or something and let’s see what happens.

  10. jsomers

    Tez, I prefer the term “dogeared”. It’s weird; as much as I fetishize books and collect them, I also take few pains to be nice to them, and usually fold pages, break bindings, and leave them sitting on window sills during rainstorms. I’m actually quite mean to my books, and love them more as they get messed up.

  11. Ami

    Well I’m glad to see I’m not the ONLY one who folds my books back like that!

    I enjoyed the section your read… Even though it’s not the start of the novel, it’s a great introduction in to an Avery Cates adventure. Something that tells the reader right up front how fucked they are.

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