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January 16, 2018

Book Notes - Steph Post "Walk In The Fire"

Walk In The Fire

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book.

Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others.

Walk In The Fire is yet another engaging Florida noir novel from Steph Post.

Publishers Weekly wrote of the book:

"Post combines classical genre tropes with a touch of Harry Crews–style Southern gothic in this terrific crime novel."


In her own words, here is Steph Post's Book Notes music playlist for her novel Walk In The Fire:



This will be my third time creating a playlist for a novel and I’m having some trouble with it. Not so much with creating the soundtrack for Walk In The Fire, the sequel to last year’s Lightwood and continuation of the Cannon family saga, but with presenting it. Being the middle novel of a trilogy, Walk In The Fire is, by its nature, a story of transition. Our two main characters, Judah and Ramey, have their world rocked by the end of the very first chapter and from that point on I considered anything to be fair game when it came to setting trials for the Cannons, Sister Tulah and Clive Grant, a new addition to the story. All that goes to say that Walk In The Fire is rife with spoilers and I didn’t want to give too much away with my playlist this time.

Instead of giving you, then, the straight up cinematic soundtrack to the story, scene by scene, I’ve put together the emotional mixed-tape for Walk In The Fire. The music is quite eclectic this go round, but I promise it all makes sense in the end. Here are all the feels; it’s up to you to find the connections. Enjoy.

Clay George - “This Old Town”
Mott The Hoople - “All The Young Dudes”
Chris Isaak - “Don’t Get So Down on Yourself”
The Strokes - “Last Nite”
Deftones - “Knife Party”
The White Stripes - “Blue Orchid”
Nine Inch Nails - “The Perfect Drug”
The Flaming Lips - “Fight Test”
Tiger Army - “Hechizo De Amor”
Beck - “Heavens Hammer”
Tanya Donelly - “Acrobat”
Cat Power - “Werewolf”
Sia - “Elastic Heart”
Red Hot Chili Peppers - “Dani California”
Hank Williams III - “Country Heroes”
Rancid - “Recipe For Hate”
Moby - “When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die”
The Veils - “Sit Down By the Fire”


Steph Post and Walk In The Fire links:

the author's website

Publishers Weekly review
Tampa Bay Times review

Largehearted Boy Book Notes playlist by the author for Lightwood
Largehearted Boy Book Notes playlist by the author for A Tree Born Crooked
TNBBC's The Next Best Book Blog interview with the author


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