"I finished reading Mislaid yesterday and I LOVED it. I was thrilled by the mystery and on the edge of my seat as the sheriff solved it. And so moved by the story of the children and Peregrine. Funny and meaty. I burst into tears at the last line and will live in the world Ron created for days to come and will remember it always."
PAUL MULLINS, THEATRICAL DIRECTOR
"A gifted, natural writer"
DAVID BALDACCI, AUTHOR
" It is a magical book. A terrific yarn. Ron's feel for the Southwest, and for the unseen, for his characters such sharply imagined eccentrics. It is a book that will stay with me."
JOYCE COHEN, ACTRESS & READER
“McLarty excels at creating a sense of place... But he is positively brilliant at creating characters.”
THE PROVIDENCE JOURNAL
"McLarty proves himself a superb storyteller possessing
integrity, charm and wit."
THE DENVER POST
"What a writer McLarty was, and what a storyteller! Just brilliant, funny, scary, mysterious, and so very human, compassionate, and finally unbelievably satisfying."
PETER MALONEY, AUTHOR & ACTOR
"In Ron McLarty’s true form, beautifully created characters."
MELANIE CAMERON, READER
"What a strange and wonderful mind he left behind. His work is so intriguingly random, and yet so authentic. Thanks for another fine trip, Ron. "
TERRY JOHNSON, PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR
"This book has me mesmerized. This book is amazing and unlike anything I have ever read."
RHONDA LOCKLEAR, EDUCATOR
"Each and every character could have had a book of his/her own.”
JACKIE GARDNER, READER
"Ron’s novel” MISLAID” is a heart moving novel. I am only on page 148 don’t know if my heart is filling up or depleted as I turn the pages. Never had a novel do this to my emotions."
BARBARA KOEGEL, READER
"MISLAID is a surpassingly beautiful book. And it is unlike any book I’ve read in my long reading-life. Imagination and skill are so closely wound with talent in the writing of it. Ron McLarty has to be the most seriously underrated writer on the American landscape. There is simply no one like him, and very few as good. "
DAVID SABIN, ACTOR & WRITER
"It is, beyond question, one of the most intriguing things I have ever read. His was an entirely original voice: definite, confident, genuinely funny—occasionally laugh-out-loud. I got lost, now and again, but never despaired as I trusted him and followed along. He is idiosyncratic but never, never, irritating—which is not an easy accomplishment. He’s not trying to be anything--just himself--which is, as it usually is, enough.
I am extremely hesitant to say it, but I am inclined to think that there is an element of poetry, the real thing, somewhere at the heart of it. it rests in the way the book moves easily between the strange and the ordinary. Candide belongs here. Life as comfortably commonplace and chatty, blends easily with the bizarre and unspeakably ugly. And I love "dealy!"
TED VAN GRIETHUYSEN, AUTHOR & ACTOR