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(25) Lori Lesser
Sun, 11 September 2011 03:22:44 +0000

Evan — I saw the blurb on Q in the NYTimes and promptly hit Google to see if it was the Evan Mandery that I knew. Congratulations on the writing career and your website; it’s all so fabulous! How funny to see Joel’s message when I looked up how to write to you. All the best, Lori L.

(24) Jeff Katcjer
Thu, 8 September 2011 03:37:47 +0000

I’m really enjoying Q, but a small nit (p152)…Himmler’s daughter Gudrun is married to a _Nazi_ journalist. It’s apparently his grandniece that’s married to an Israeli. Had to look up that factoid.

(23) Lucas Hall
Wed, 7 September 2011 22:00:15 +0000

Thank you for writing “Q”. It’s a really beautiful book.

(22) Wynn
Tue, 6 September 2011 00:47:03 +0000

Hi Evan, Congratulations on all you have accomplished – personally and professionally! I just finished reading First Contact and really enjoyed it. I discovered it after chancing upon the review of Q in the NYTimes a couple of weeks ago and recognizing your name. (I lived in Quincy House from 1990-1993 and was in your Justice section.) I’m looking forward to reading Q, and if you happen to do a reading at the Coop or Harvard Bookstore, it would be great to see you. Warmly, Wynn

(21) Patricia Blomeley-Maddigan
Sun, 28 August 2011 22:02:33 +0000

Hi, Evan - Your website looks very interesting! I am just learning about your books, so I would guess that makes me a new fan! I plan on enjoying your writing, Patricia

(20) Quinn
Sat, 30 July 2011 21:56:43 +0000

I’m reading an uncorrected proof of “Q” that I acquired from your editor at HarperCollins. I haven’t read anything of yours before, but I’m wondering why you constantly refuse to let your characters speak naturally. Not once does the word, “I’m” or “They’re” occur. It just ends up sounding unnatural and pretentious.

(19) Randy Dary
Mon, 11 July 2011 20:07:19 +0000

I just finished “First Contact.” Great story! I think they do you an injustice to compare you to Doug Adams and Vonnegut — well, maybe not Vonnegut; but I enjoyed all of your book, whereas I always found some parts of “Hitchhikers Guide” to sound as if Adams had maybe been on something, and it hadn’t helped. It impressed me that you, or the character representing you, could step outside of the story and talk about himself, even acknowledging that he had made up this or that, but it did not ruin the story. One could get back into the story even though they had been reminded, in effect, that it really wasn’t true. I will recommend this to all of my friends, and even to some people I don’t like. Please give us more! Randy

(18) steve campbell
Tue, 29 March 2011 20:56:06 +0000

am reading and enjoying first contact-but- the comment about the q-tip is incorrect, if you look at the anatomy of the ear you can see that you can easily remove earwax without any problem. also- you refer to woody allen and his movies being virtually the same. they definitally are not. his movies are clever and funny and for the most part entertaining- where-as he himself is repugnant and a vile sub-human

(17) Mary Ann
Tue, 1 February 2011 01:40:20 +0000

Dear Mr. Mandery, I am a waitress over in Fort Greene at an Irish Pub and I’ve had the pleasure of serving your father for the past two years or so. He’s one of my lunch regulars and usually comes in a couple of times of month. Long story short, I had invited your father to a play I had written/directed/acted in and when I told him the premise (Obama was recently murdered by a Vampire and Sarah Palin takes office and mandates all Vampires to go to rehab to suppress their blood sucking into art therapy) and he said “Do I have a book for you!” The next time he came in he gave me your book First Contact and I instantly fell in love with it! Your book was such a joy to read. I devour books and devoured yours in a matter of two weeks. I saw your father today and told him how much I loved the book. He is a very proud father! Can’t wait to read more from you! Mary Ann

(16) Rebecca Hurrell
Mon, 10 January 2011 16:02:33 +0000

Hello, I’ve just finished reading First Contact and feel I should let you know that you are the first author since the late Mr. Vonnegut who has been able to make me read each and every word without skimming through. I don’t find a lot of entertainment very funny or intelligent. More often than not the general population will be laughing their collective arses off at something which falls dead at my feet. I usually feel like I’ve got some kind of defect that won’t allow me to laugh at movies like Bruce Almighty or The Hangover. Everybody else thought both of those movies were uproariously hilarious. They were not. Your book however, was funny and engaging. I was sorry to finish it and will be going out after work to purchase anything available which you have written. I’ve also posted about it on both my social and business networks. Great job, and thank you. Rebecca, ON Canada.

(15) Rebecca
Sat, 18 December 2010 22:29:07 +0000

Hello! I briefly met your wife last night on the B platform. I was in a bit of a reading daze and the train was pulling up and I just hopped on and was immediately filled with regret. I should have stayed and chatted with you guys! Your wife asked who had recommended your book to me: this summer I was at an independent bookstore called R. J. Julia in Madison, CT. They have staff picks with blurbs about the books and someone had chosen your book. It sounded good to me so I picked it up! I only started it yesterday morning, but so far I’m loving it! Sorry for being a bit rude. Happy holidays to you and your family! Best, Rebecca

(14) charlie
Sat, 9 October 2010 18:05:31 +0000

I wish I remembered what caught my attention at the library, when I decided to pick up your book. But whatever it was, I quickly have become a fan of your writing. I think growing up on Long Island in a Jewish family, your Woody Allenish sense is very natural to me. I am only in the middle of First Contact and look forward to more of your wonderful tales.

(13) Robin Calitri
Wed, 18 August 2010 12:12:47 +0000

Evan, BRAVO! First Contact is a keeper. I just finished it. I suppose that you have never heard of me but the universe seems to be converging, so more and more serendipitous connections seem to be happening. In this ‘grandfalloon” you, your dad and I seem destined to do something together. Matt and I have been working together for the past 20 years or so. I continually prod him to relax and enjoy as Ned and the Ambassador urged Ralph. Matt doesn’t grab on. He is so proud of you! Matt sent me a copy of your latest work which I enjoyed reading. It resonates well with a ‘60’s teacher who taught Salinger and Vonnegut. I recently was out for drinks with member of the class of 1973. A few recall my teaching Slaughterhouse with great fondness. {Perhaps future generations will feel that wayabout your work! In the meantime, I taught Miguel to flyfish. Let’s get you Matt and I out on my boat for some fly fishing, ‘It’s later than you think’! ‘So it goes’- Best, Robin Calitri,

(12) TJ
Wed, 4 August 2010 21:31:03 +0000

You should be ASHAMED of yourself! I’m tired of your liberal skewed and unfair portrayals of patriotic republicans. You should be FORCED to make a public apology for your portrayal of the president and your views on God in First Contact, and then exiled.. I’m just messing with you. I throughly enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the rest of your work. I just wanted to share how much I liked the book, but felt like just saying that would be too similar to the rest of the posts. I wish you much success and hope that other writers and people in general follow in your footsteps. TJ

(11) STEVE M
Mon, 19 July 2010 17:28:23 +0000