Thursday, June 30, 2011

Author Spotlight: Robert Liparulo

I've been reading Robert Liparulo's YA series The Dreamhouse Kings, starting with House of Dark Shadows. Comes a Horseman, a novel for adults, has been out since 2005, and since then the guy has been spitting out novels faster than a mouse on your linoleum floor - ten, according to Wiki, with two more in the works.

Get this, three of his novels for adults are going to be movies, plus the Dreamhouse Kings is going to be made into movies too. All I'm wondering is, where have I been? I've never heard of Liparulo until a couple of months ago, and neither have any of my reading friends. Have you read any of his work? If you like YA + scary + adventure = give this author a try and let me know what you think.

17 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

No, I haven't heard of him. Now I'll check him out.

Callie said...

I haven't heard of him either, but he sounds like a great author to check out!

Steven Whibley said...

Great recommendation. I've never heard of him, but it sounds like he writes the kinds of books I like to read. Thanks for sharing

Jeff said...

Yes, I've read all his books so far: four adult thrillers and six YA's in the Dreamhouse Kings series. He's an incredible writer! One of my top favorites. I didn't think I'd like the Dreamhouse books, but his style of writing is...I don't know, something about it just engages the reader (at least it does me and my friends who read him, quite a few actually). Can't wait for the next one.

Laraine Eddington said...

Ooo, never heard of him but he sounds good. Who can write that fast?

Leslie Rose said...

I love learning about author's that are new to me. The Dreamhouse Kings is a cool title for a series. I'm in! Your mouse of the linoleum floor cracked me up. Thanks for the rec.

Joanne said...

I am always in awe of writers that can write one book after another...the talent there is amazing! I will have to check these out. Blessings, Joanne

Maeve Frazier said...

Michelle - Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to check these out.

Catherine Lavoie said...

I've never heard of him either! I will have to check him out! Have a great weekend! :)

Talli Roland said...

I haven't heard of him, either. Thanks for the heads-up, Michelle!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hi Michelle,
Never heard of him, but then again, I don't usually read YA novels. I think it's so cool his books are going to the big screen ;)

Ann Best said...

Wow, Michelle! I'm so glad you commented on my blog about The Station Will Come Soon Enough so I'd get over here to read this (I'm trying to catch up on my blogging). I've never heard of him either, and he sounds wonderful! I love YA literature. I think there's more great stuff written in this genre than in other "adult" ones. I'll see if I can afford this month to buy something he's written. If I do, I'll let you know what I think!
Ann Best, Memoir Author

Megan Frances said...

Thanks so much for following my blog, Michelle. Delighted to discover yours. Great mouse metaphor! I hadn't heard of Robert Liparulo either. Another author to add to my ever-growing to-read list.

Sherri Hunt Smith said...

I'm going to have to check him out. there are a ton of great writers I have not heard of until thier work becomes movies. How great is it that tv adn the silver screen can bring us right back to books?

Shelley Sly said...

How cool! I'd never heard of him, but now I'm going to check out his books. Thanks!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Carol Kilgore said...

I don't read much YA, but I know people who do. Thanks for the tip.
Happy 4th!

Beth said...

I haven't heard of him either, but now I'll look for him! Thanks!