Video: I read from the Brubury Tales at Rapp Saloon (video)

On Friday night, I read from my new book The Brubury Tales at the Rapp Saloon in Santa Monica. It was really fun. Thanks to Don Kingfisher Campbell for taking the time to video the event. Here’s the You Tube link if you want to check it out.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjQOO6OnOpo

An ambitious homage to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo takes Chaucer’s story and frame to Los Angeles just after the riots, where seven security guards on the graveyard shift swap tales in a hilarious storytelling competition for Christmas vacation time. The tales themselves are “readable” updates of classic stories by Dostoevsky, Dickens, Boccaccio, O Henry, Poe, Twain, Gilman, Crane, Saki, Anderson, Bierce, and even Khayyam’s Rubaiyat. This edition also contains a special foreword by California literary legend, Carolyn See, the Friday-morning book reviewer for The Washington Post and bestselling author of Handyman and There Will Never Be Another You.

 
The Brubury Tales [by Frank Mundo] is a landmark book, in what is going to be — and already is — an exceptional, distinguished literary career.” — Carolyn See, from the books foreword.
 
“With inspiration from many literary classics and plenty of original spin, The Brubury Tales is a fine collection and not one to be missed.” —Midwest Book Review
“Mundo’s skill is astounding and has a natural cadence. These stories are intriguing and compellingly human, and soon enough the reading becomes listening.” —Sacramento Book Review
 
The Brubury Tales is a brilliant blend of writing, combining the style of Chaucer while putting a new slant on the short stories of the classical writers.” —Reader Views
 
The Brubury Tales is a unique and powerful new book by Frank Mundo. Mundo takes risks with his writing, which is sensitive, thoughtful, and gritty. Mundo’s security guards share their suspicions, and they show us their raw and innermost feelings.  They also leave us with a sense of hope.” — LA Books Examiner, Laura Frazin Steele
 
“The more I got into the rhythm of Frank’s brilliantly written poetry, the more I enjoyed it and felt compelled to keep reading. As someone who would not ordinarily select a book completely written in poetry, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It is a rhythmic, comforting way to become immersed in the story and I can recommend [The Brubury Tales] to both lovers of poetic works and those who have yet to take the plunge.” — LA Literature Examiner, Morgan St. James
The Brubury Tales by Frank Mundo is available in paperback and eBook amazon and other stores.
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