Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trailer Park Tuesday: Welcome Thieves by Sean Beaudoin

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.

Chuck Norris poetry, John Cheever lunchboxes, and...FRANZEN BRAN® cereal. They’re all part of the trailer for Welcome Thieves, the new short story collection by Sean Beaudoin, a founder of The Weeklings website. With a double-eye wink* to Zach Galifianakis’ celebrated Between Two Ferns, the Welcome Thieves trailer gives us “Between Two Franzens” as host Jimmy Goodwin interviews Beaudoin with lightning-quick repartee:

     “Where do you get the ideas for your short stories?”
     “Who is your earliest influence?”

And so on and so forth. Sponsored by Franzen Bran (a company which, I assume, also makes Freedom Flakes), the trailer zips along with some very funny moments (and only a couple that don’t quite stick the landing). If Beaudoin’s stories have this kind of panache and wit, then we’re in for a very delicious treat indeed. Milk, bowl and spoon not included.

*aka, a blink

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