Absolutely my favorite book in the whole world, and one I never tire of recommending! True love, battles to the death, daring chases, sword fights, wrestling giants, pirates, killer spiders -- this book is non-stop action, and extremely funny to boot. The movie is entertaining, but the novel is far superior. Not to love it is . . . inconceivable.
Join us as we celebrate the premiere of Los Angeles' new quarterly literary magazine, Slake! Founded by former LA Weekly editors Joe
Donnelly and Laurie Ochoa, Slake proves that print isn't dead by offering a beautiful, collectible volume of art, writing, and photography. Some of LA's finest authors and artists are included in the first issue, and five of them will be here to help us launch it: Jervey Tervalon, Michelle Huneven, Jerry Stahl, Jonathan Gold, and Erica Zora Wrightson will all be speaking about their contributions.