ETID’s Keith Buckley writes second book titled ‘Watch’
Did you know that our favorite metalcore band’s vocalist is also an author? Well, now you do.September 22, 2018
Are you in need of a new book that is impossible to put down? We got you covered. After three long years, we can finally tear through the Every Time I Die vocalist’s second novel Watch.
The book was released Sept. 18 via Rare Bird Books and is available here. You can either pick up a signed copy of just the book, or a whole bundle that includes Watch, a lyrics book and an enamel pin.
today marks the end of a three year process. my new book WATCH is on shelves. if you can’t get to a shelf, order it through Barnes and Noble or the Rare Bird Books website. I think you’ll like it. https://t.co/6KKx36fYLj
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) September 18, 2018
According to the Rare Bird Books site, signed copies of the book sold out during the pre-order stage. However, luckily for us, Keith Buckley signed more this month.
Additionally, Buckley released a trailer for the book, which you can watch below. The trailer was premiered at Watch’s release party.
thank you to everyone who came out to the WATCH release party last night. it meant the world to me. this is the trailer we premiered. it was directed by @brandonDMOB and features the incomparable @MatthewLillard https://t.co/X1gPJYGZAo
— keith buckley (@deathoftheparty) September 21, 2018
The Every Time I Die frontman’s latest work is about a man by the name of John Harvey, who has been faced with many hardships. Upon discovering that all of these hardships occurred at a time marked by his watch that he wears every day, he ultimately destroys the accessory only to be met with more turmoil. Check out Watch‘s full synopsis below.
“When John Harvey’s watch stops working on the morning of February 3rd, 1987, he has an epiphany. It occurs to him that every personal trauma he is trying to forget has had one thing in common: they all occurred at some point on the face of that very watch. The loss of his job, the death of his child, Zola’s suicide, all contained right there in that tiny circle of finite numbers. So he smashes the watch. Problem solved.
But when John steps out the door to make his daily trek to the local bar as a man newly freed from the tyrannies of time, he is met by a snowstorm that renders him completely blind, and a walk that should have taken just a few minutes begins to feel like years.
Because as John Harvey wanders alone through the snow with no sun nor sign to guide him, the 28-year-old misanthrope is confronted by the vivid manifestation of every ghost he has devoted his lonely life to avoiding. In the storm he is forced to finally accept the suffering he has been hiding from.
In the storm he is forced to understand that the only thing worse than never truly seeing is never truly being seen. In the storm he is forced, for once, to watch.”
Keith Buckley’s first novel is titled Scale. Pick up your copy of the metalcore artists’ book here.
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