All posts tagged Eggman A Novel

  • Chicago CMWC: The World’s Fastest Bicycle Messengers by Kurt Boone

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    Kurt Boone is launching his latest book titled Chicago CMWC: The World’s Fastest Bicycle Messengers. I’m a huge fan of Kurt’s. I don’t know about you, but growing up in the NYC area as a youth I’d always hear stories of messengers and Kurt’s name, along with others such as Kevin Bolger (aka Squid) became synonymous with the deep, yet tightly-knit community of bike messengers that make up New York City.

    Fast forward ten years and I’m still fascinated with messenger culture and those involved. My best friend from High School started his own courier service and I’ve met a number of great folks working day in and day out on their bikes in many cities across the US. Not to digress too much, but these types of books excite me. Be sure to check out some of Kurt’s other titles including Asphalt Warrior: The Story of New York City’s Fastest Messenger and Messenger Poet featuring illustrations by Greg Ugalde.

    I’m also a big fan of J Milligan’s Eggman.

    -B

  • Eggman: A Novel by J Milligan

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    Eggman is a novel written by J Milligan about a bike messenger and his experiences navigating day-to-day life in the city. I’ve only made it through the first 2 chapters (work has been crazy busy), but let me tell you this is a fine piece of literature. You really get a feel for the daily diversities that are unexpectedly thrown at messengers, and J does an amazing job of making you feel like you’re cruising along for the ride. Recognize the art work? Thought you might, the cover was done by none other than Chris Piascik.

    *With the wake Sandy left in New York City, J is donating all royalties from Eggman sales to hurricane relief. Read more about that here and learn more about the book on the Eggman site.

    -B