Bryan Bliss's new book Meet Me Here was recently described by Paste Magazine as "probably the most underrated novel of 2016," and "one of the best young adult books about PTSD."
Meet Me Here is Bliss's second novel, after 2014's No Parking at the End Times. No Parking is about a family that moves across the country as part of a doomsday cult. Bliss comes to Double Exposure to discuss why he writes YA Fiction about all these Very Serious Issues.
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Bryan chose Bill Murray largely as an excuse to discuss Ghostbusters. The 1984 sci-fi comedy was the highest grossing movie of Bill Murray's career until just this summer, when it was surpassed by Jungle Book. Box-office champ or not, it remains one of Murray's most beloved films, and one of the world's favorite irreverent ghost hunting comedies.
Bliss paired Ghostbusters with 2003's Lost In Translation. Sofia Coppola's 2003 drama of lost souls in Tokyo finding comfort in each other's company. Lost in Translation earned Murray his only Academy Award nomination, and signaled a high point in the career resurgence that began with Rushmore.