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(37) J. L. Sims
Fri, 20 September 2013 18:26:30 +0000

Mr. Mandery, I heard your interview on Fresh Air yesterday concerning "Wild Justice" and wanted to point out the reason for the futility of the death penalty as well as long prison sentences in deterring crime is the fact that no one ever commits a crime with the intention to be caught -- they all think they're too smart to be caught. Therefore, why fear any consequences? In fact, it is rare, if ever, that someone committing a crime ever gives any thought to the penalties involved should they be caught.
The pervasive misconception is that stronger laws deter crime, when laws were never intended to deter crime, only to punish it after being committed. Unfortunately, politicians have for decades, at least, gotten elected with "tough on crime" promises.

(36) Ezekiel
Sun, 15 September 2013 20:43:26 +0000

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Gravatar (35) Tanvir Sourov
Thu, 8 August 2013 01:18:23 +0000

Evan, you are someone whom I respect more than anyone. I like to read your books. I am always looking forward to reading newer books of yours. Your books have what it takes to enter the deepest corner of heart and shake it. Keep writing newer books. Stay safe and nice.

(34) marco carrara
Fri, 31 August 2012 16:54:24 +0000

I really liked your novel “Q”, it came with me during a three weeks journey across the States with my girlfriend and made a lot of flight time more bearable. I agree with some of the “I”s that the original “I” is a lousy counterhistory fiction writer. He doesn’t do his homeworks and has terrible grasp of even the basic historical facts, as even counterhistory should start from a real and accurate context. Freud in Trieste could not possibly drink an espresso. The machine that produces it had yet to be invented. But the worst thing is that he would never be in Piazza Unità d’Italia. Being in Trieste, at the time in the Austrian kingdom, the square would be sooner dedicated to Napoleon first or third or to Bismark than to Italian unity, the ultimate political nightmare for Franz Joseph. The square took that name after the first world war, when Trieste joined Italy and Italy was finally united. I want to read another of your books, which one do you suggest me? Ciao

(33) Dava Foster
Wed, 18 July 2012 01:11:46 +0000

Hi Evan, I just finished your book, Dreaming of Gwen Stefani. I really enjoyed it! I assume that you have been asked this question before many times but I was just curious…have ever gotten a response from Gwen Stefani about your book? I am a fan of her music and I really enjoyed the book…just wondering if she did. Thanks for the nice read and I will check out your other books as well.

(32) Natalia
Thu, 12 July 2012 16:08:29 +0000

Hi Evan! I’m from Argentina and still don’t know why but as soon as I read the review on Q, I ordered the book. One week later I was obsessed and couldn’t put down your book. I just loved it and I most certainly will order the rest of your books in the near future!! Thank you for such an amazing and “fresh”book.. Hopefully I won’t receive and unexpected visit and end up getting married on February as arranged.

(31) Tracey DeMario
Fri, 20 April 2012 09:32:47 +0000

Hi Evan, Just discovered your books and am so happy to find a new author. Am currently reading First Contact and loving it– But am a little disappointed you didn’t reference Gordon Gano from Violent Femmes as a famous Gordon. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading, Tracey

(30) Kasia
Sun, 27 February 2011 12:55:26 +0000

Hi Evan, Everything about your book ‘Q:…’ is so enigmatic to me it seems surreal. From how I heard about it, to where I started reading it, to what I listened to whilst reading it and finally and most importantly what stage of my life I was at that moment. I could relate to every concept in your book so personally, like it was written only for me. I don’t know what force put the book in my hands (I doubt it was my future self, however) but I would like to thank it and thank you. It gave me hope. Not only in relation to what the future holds but also hope that there are still authors who can create deep and thought provoking prose that is full of anticipation and optimism at the same time. Thank you with all my heart. Kasia

(29) Kira
Wed, 30 November 2011 04:59:23 +0000

Evan, thank you for the amazing book, Q. So enjoyable, so hard to put down. I am very happy to learn that there are two more books written by you and already out that I can look forward to reading soon. And another one that you are working on now. Hope you will be doing a reading here in sunny California someday. Best of luck, Kira

(28) Debbie Goelz
Thu, 3 November 2011 19:54:16 +0000

Hi Evan, I loved First Contact and find myself bringing up the story line about Munt-Zoldarian and the silly law about who is at fault in a rear-end collision all the time. I am almost finished with Q, and I’m really hoping they get back together. I love the succession of future selves and their opinions. Interesting timing with the Lincoln Financial ad campaign.

(27) Christie Jenkins
Thu, 27 October 2011 16:57:14 +0000

As a former television writer, I wish I had the cash to option Q for a movie. It is outstanding. Saw the review and asked my local library to order a copy for the public. As the enchanted first reader it was hard not to underline and make notes in the back, so I finished, and started again from the beginning. You’re a wonderful writer, smart, funny, insightful, ironic – the perfect novelist for me! Not sure I can read about how we choose to kill people, so I’ll cross my fingers that another literary romance will emerge after. Don’t get too serious! Forget about tenure! Q should earn you any ticket you want – quite sure none of your fellow teachers could do anything near this magic. Warmest congratulations, Christie

(26) Angelo
Fri, 14 October 2011 15:17:54 +0000

Hi Evan, I bought your novel Q after reading a short review in the NY Times. Thanks for the good read! You handled time travel very well and I liked your use of I-60, etc. I’m also glad you treated the time travel machinery as not important. The main character was very sympathetic even thought I feel that he’s a bit too passive but then again that is one of the things that makes the novel “work”. Angelo