Thursday, October 25, 2007
Beneath the Neon, Book Signing Schedule
Matthew O’Brien is a Las Vegas-based writer and editor. He’s the author of Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas and news editor of Las Vegas CityLife, an alternative weekly with a circulation of 85,000.
Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas is a creative nonfiction book that chronicles his adventures in the Las Vegas storm drains, which he has explored for more than five years with a flashlight, tape recorder and expandable baton for protection.
"The catacombs of ancient Rome served as houses of worship for Jews and Christians. When surveyed by Pierre-Emmanuel Bruneseau in the early 1800s, the sewers of Paris yielded gold, jewels and relics of the revolution. And thousands of people lived in the subway and train tunnels of New York City in the 1980s and '90s.
What secrets do the Las Vegas storm drains keep? What discoveries wait in the dark? What’s beneath the neon?"
Book signing schedule:
• Book fair from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Clark County Library (1401 E. Flamingo Road)
• Vegas Valley Book Festival from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Nov. 2 at the El Cortez (600 Fremont St.)
• Book signing from 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at B. Dalton (in the Galleria Mall)
To buy Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas, visit:
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