Brooks Hansen and Nick Davis




praise for Boone (Summit Books, 1990)

A tour de force. Readers will be mesmerized by this portrait of a man who reflects both the pop culture of the '60s and '70s and the angst of an artistic genius. 

-Publisher's Weekly

An innovative, intense, and fresh style marks this "fictional biography" of Eton Arthur Boone, artist, comedian, playwright, filmmaker, author, and actor. In the style of real-life biographies Haywire and Edie , a medley of voices tell Boone's story, as well as their interactions with Boone and his affect on them.

- Library Journal

Consistently entertaining, Boone is a truly inventive and authentic piece of work.  Boone belongs with the best ogf the fictionabout theater and filmmaking and ought to be read by everyone with an interest in performance art and the way of life that surrounds it.                           

- Robert Stone

Boone is an astonishing, haunting novel.  It grabbed me on the first page and hasn't released me yet. 

- Michael Herr

Boone is remarkable.  It's like nothing I've ever read before.  It has all the excitement of pop cultural history and all the raw passion of the best fiction.  Hansen and Davis have given us a hero whose own performances are so captivating, and whose life is so compelling, that I find myself truly under his, and this book's, spell.  Brooke Hayward.

An inventive and fascinating approach to the novel form.

- George Plimpton

Gave me goosebumps. 

- Victor Bockris