The Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

Posted by Sherry on 6/22/2014 in 2014, Children's Fiction, General |

“Stay right with your brothers. Stay right with the Lord. Hit like thunder, and run like the devil’s nightmare.”

It sounds like a quote from Friday Night Lights, doesn’t it?

N.D. Wilson is a talented and prolific author. In addition to publishing Empire of Bones, the last in the Ashtown Burials series, last October, he also has a new stand-alone called The Boys of Blur that is getting a lot of notice and good reviews. (I haven’t read Empire of Bones yet, but I’ve heard good things about it, too.)

The Boys of Blur is a combination of football, sugarcane, and Beowulf. If you don’t see how those subjects fit together, you’ll have to read the book. Well, the video teaser above might give you some idea about the football and the sugarcane, I suppose.


  • Oh, my, I’m salivating! You wrote just enough to tease. Sugarcane, football, and Beowulf?? This just moved up from a “maybe I’ll read it someday” to “must read.”

    Curt is reading N.D. Wilson’s father’s “rendering” of Beowulf aloud to me, a little bit at a time. It is punchy, full of hard consonants, alliteration, and guts. I’m thinking when we finish, we might just start over, reading Tolkien’s translation that just came out.

  • Barbara H. says:

    I’ve heard good things about this author but haven’t read him yet.

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