Thursday, February 28, 2013


     Regarding What We Become, Booklist had this to say: "compelling . . . Karp’s characters remain charismatic, the plot percolates briskly, and the world, it turns out, is worth saving."

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What We Become

     I'm so pleased and proud to say that my second novel, What We Become, is released today.  It is available here, as well as in actual bookstores.  Please check your local independent bookstore, if you want to have a look.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tease VI

     With less than a week before its release, here is a final tease from What We Become.  This is a line spoken by the Old Man, the story's main antagonist, in a climactic moment.

      "Yes, run.  Run if you want to live just a little longer.  Soon, I will be everywhere." 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Human Emotion

     In his autobiography, Tony and Me, the always compelling, always engaging and always lovable Jack Klugman noted that he hoped young actors and writers were reading what he had to say.  Why?  He had one major lesson to impart: “The most basic unit of any successful dramatic truth is human feeling. Not a quick joke, not a clever premise, not a multimillion dollar explosion can outperform a single human emotion.”
     It's that human emotion he's talking about which gives an audience that essential connection to any truly successful piece of expression.  To find that emotion, to make it accessible and universal, that's what can make the writer or actor in question great.  A greatness Mr. Klugman himself more than achieved.  

Thursday, February 7, 2013


     Did you know that many airlines now tack on thirty to forty minutes to their flight time estimates?  Their statistics of on time take-offs and arrivals were getting so bad that they decided to covertly lower our expectations by telling us the flights would be longer than they actually need to be.  So, if you pull away from the gate and end up taxiing on the runway for a half an hour and are still, somehow, miraculously on time, it is not because they made up the time in the air.  It is because they kind-of, sort-of didn't exactly tell the truth to begin with.
     It's still faster than taking the train or the bus, naturally, but there's something about slipping that in without simply telling their customers they were doing it or why that smacks of the old corporate secret-world-domination agenda.