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Initial post: Oct 21, 2009 9:40:31 AM PDT
I read all 6 John Rain books and highly recommend them! When will they be made into movies?
Craig Kirsner, MBA

Posted on Jan 16, 2010 3:03:23 PM PST
Barry Eisler says:
Thanks, Craig, and sorry for the belated reply. Lots more information on the Rain Fall movie on my discussion board at . Stop by and say hi, or follow me on Twitter at


In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2011 10:53:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 2, 2011 10:54:11 AM PDT
Just downloaded the new Rain short story and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

This leads me to a question I have concerning the new novel "Detachment": In light of the earthquake in Japan, did you need to re-write any of the manuscript to include such an enormous event, or did you place the story in a timeline before the event?

Thanks much.

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2011 12:09:55 PM PDT
Barry Eisler says:
Hi Scott, I wrote the Tokyo sequences in The Detachment before the quake, so I had to add a bit to bring those sequences up to date.

This seems a good moment to ask everyone to buy a copy of 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake. I wrote the foreword, and 100% of the cover price of each copy sold goes to the Japanese Red Cross for earthquake and Tsunami relief. Thanks for helping out.

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2011 3:15:45 PM PDT
I'll get mine today!

Posted on Aug 16, 2011 7:59:48 PM PDT
Regarding the problem of what to do with your laptop when you're in a coffee shop and have to go to the bathroom, why not just take the laptop along to the bathroom?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2011 8:03:03 PM PDT
Barry Eisler says:
Heh. That would certainly work, as long as you have something else you're willing to risk that you could leave on the table to make sure someone else doesn't take your spot.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2011 8:08:00 PM PDT
Well, if a place to sit at the coffee shop is that important, I suggest you take the chair along with you to the bathroom. (People may stare, but then you've managed to make someone's dull life more interesting.)

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 1:03:34 AM PDT
NN says:
Barry, I've read all of the Rain books and wanted to congratulate you on another winner with "The Detachment". I couldn't help but think as I was reading about "Hort".........if this book was ever made into a movie, it almost seems as though you wrote the character with Giancarlo Esposito in mind (ever see the Gus Fring character in "Breaking Bad"?). If not, he'd be the perfect guy to play Hort, I think!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2011 7:04:31 AM PDT
Barry Eisler says:
Thanks for the kind words, Neain. I haven't seen Breaking Bad (though I've heard raves), but I remember Esposito from The Usual Suspects and agree, he'd make a good Hort.

Anyway, thanks again for the kind words and for enjoying the books.


In reply to an earlier post on Sep 22, 2012 8:14:25 PM PDT
Love all the 'Rain' books but, sadly, my reading them has finally caught up to your writing them. Any tentative date for the next one? And do you see the series going on indefinitely or will he settle down and have children? :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2012 8:45:12 AM PDT
Barry Eisler says:
No date yet but working on it now and will keep you posted. Will he settle down? Hard to say with all the enemies he's accumulated...
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