March 11, 2014

Early Praise for RULES…

With Rules for Becoming a Legend basketball has its Friday Night Lights, Timothy S. Lane has a game-winner, and you get something to read ‘til you’ll miss your subway stop. What makes for a squandered life? Can a man turn around who he is like he can turn around a jumpshot? This is a great basketball novel and more than just that. Lane writes about the universal by way of the bouncing, orange particular, and his book’s a triumph.”
–Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You

“A slam dunk of a debut. Rules for Becoming a Legend speaks to heartland America with all the authenticity and pathos of great Springsteen song–it’ll hit you like a brick wall.”
–Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here and The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving

Rules for Becoming a Legend is inventive, stylish, and moves straight to the heart. The story of would-be legend Jimmy “Kamikaze” Kirkus is about so much more than high school basketball; it is a book about fathers and sons, expectations and disappointments, fame and infamy. Like Kamikaze Kirkus, Timothy S. Lane drives his superb debut novel straight at the wall, without flinching.”
— Kristopher Jansma, author of The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards