#BookTour: Meet Me in the Strange by Leander Watts

Do you like bizarre stories? Are you weird? Do you enjoy narratives that flow like strange dreams? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, Meet Me In The Strange will be right up your alley.

Meet Me in the Strange by Leander Watts

Published: March 27th 2018
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Series: N/A

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From the author of Beautiful City of the Dead and Stonecutter comes a dreamy, atmospheric coming of age story that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Davi tries to help a new friend, Anna Z, escape a cruel and controlling brother, and the teens end up running away to follow the tour of their rock idol, the otherworldly Django Conn. The story is set in a weird and wonderful retro-futuristic city of glam-girls and glister-boys and a strange phenomenon that Anna Z calls the “Alien Drift.”

Davi is not your typical teenager. For starters he lives in an old hotel in an otherworldly city, doesn’t seem to go to school, or interact with his parents at all, and has no friends to speak of. But still, he’s doing some typical teenage things like going to concerts, obsessing about the famous glam icon, Django Conn, and developing a crush on a girl, Anna Z, after seeing her at a gig. After they befriend each other, Davi falls for this odd girl quickly and hard. Anna Z either crazy, or very deep. It’s never quite clear either way. Strange…

With teeny-tiny chapter this is a quick and light read. We see the story unfold through the eyes of Davi only, but even so, we don’t really get to know much about him. Everything and everyone is all so mysterious! It’s not an action packed story, and even their escape from Anna Z’s terrifying brother is more talk than actual running away.

Retro, futuristic and somewhat psychedelic, Meet Me In The Strange is a story of a boy’s (assuming at least he’s a boy, as it’s never quite clear) infatuation with a weird girl and their adventure into The Strange.

Who is Leander Watts?

An avid musician, Leander Watts has played and sung for decades in a wide variety of bands. His interests range from garage rock to skronky jazz, from baroque organ to Appalachian gospel. The first rock concert he attended was David Bowie on the Diamond Dogs tour in 1974. He teaches writing and literature at the State University of New York at Geneseo (his alma mater). Leander Watts is the author of Stonecutter, Wild Ride to Heaven, Ten Thousand Charms, and Beautiful City of the Dead.

Where can you find him?
Author’s Blog

This tour was organised by Xpresso Book Tours.


    1. actually that totally could work! it’s very glam rocky and the kids had crazy hairstyles and they had all these effects at the concert and that hotel where they lived just seemed super fancy and grand and everything…


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