Big Man is "Big Fun"

BIG MAN COMING DOWN THE ROAD, Brad Smith’s latest, has gotten some might fine reviews lately.

The Globe and Mail writes:

Brad Smith has been called the “country cousin” of Elmore Leonard, and has the same knack for interweaving twisting and turning storylines without entangling readers so tightly that they stop being fun to negotiate. And like Leonard, Smith creates characters who are quirky, colloquial and never quite as bright or alert as circumstances warrant.


In less than a decade, Brad Smith has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following, especially among fellow writers. His ability to create down-to-earth characters who inhabit milieus that feel as authentic as Leonard’s or Dennis Lehane’s has also attracted the interest of filmmakers, who have bought rights to all three of his previous novels: All Hat (starring Water’s Lisa Ray ) is in post-production; Busted Flush is in development with the producers of Babel; and One-Eyed Jacks is with the makers of M. Butterfly. If Kris Kristofferson has a yen to make another film, Big Man Coming Down the Road is all the vehicle he needs.

NOW Magazine in Toronto calls the book “big fun” and concludes, “The story just rocks. It’s part potboiler, part love story and all heart. The Giller jury may not exactly be calling, but Smith is a Canadian original. Put away your assumptions and enjoy the ride.”

See the full text of both reviews here.


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