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Brad Meltzer, That Literary Superman, Will Meet and Greet Dallas Tonight

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Attorney-turned-novelist Brad Meltzer has two audiences: those who've made his legal and political thrillers (among them, The Zero Game and The First Counsel) best-sellers; and those who regard him as the man who more or less remade DC Comics in his own image, with such titles as Identity Crisis and his run on Justice League. But, at last, those audiences have found a common ground in Meltzer's new novel The Book of Lies, in which uses an estranged father and son's story to solve, ahem, the 1932 death of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel's dad Mitchell. It's not that simple, of course; Meltzer's novels are seldom black-and-white (or blue-and-red-and-yellow) stories with easy answers, and The Book of Lies is decidedly more tangled than most of his tales. It's also his most personal, as he notes during his Unfair Park Interview.

Tonight at 7, Meltzer will be happy to discuss the book during his meet-and-greet at Borders Books & Music in Preston Royal. To prepare, you can listen to our interview below, in which Meltzer discusses not only the novel and his latest DC comic (Last Will & Testament), but also his attempt to save the decaying Cleveland home in which Superman was created. And, look, up in the sky, there are Chip Kidd-designed T-shirts. Get yours, faster than a speeding bullet. --Robert Wilonsky

The Unfair Park Interview:

Brad Meltzer

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