Thanks, Craig, and sorry for the belated reply. Lots more information on the Rain Fall movie on my discussion board at http://www.barryeisler.com/forum/ . Stop by and say hi, or follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/barryeisler.
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?
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.
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.)
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!
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? :)