For those with a special fondness for Colorado and its endless adventures, Park Hill resident Sam Neumann’s The Call of the Mountain is likely a good literary pick.
The fictional book follows Julian Meyer, a New York stock analyst who hates his life and decides to move to Colorado on a whim.
While he escapes the drudge of city life, Meyer encounters unusual people and even horrifying situations. Amazon reviewers say the book reads like a movie and has remnants of the thriller series True Detective.
“I’m very proud of it. It’s fresh right now so I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” Neumann says. This is his fourth book. He also wrote Memoirs of a Gas Station: A Delightfully Awkward Journey Across the Alaskan Tundra, a New York Times bestseller. He’s hoping The Call of the Mountain will be his second New York Times bestselling book.
In addition to writing, Neumann does photography and videography. He will continue striving to solve every author’s challenge of finding what’s popular. “It’s difficult because if you write for what’s popular, by the time you release your book it’s too late. I think a good story and well-packaged product will always be in.” For more information, visit http://theotterlodge.com.