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Squat Reviewed at The Bedford Review
August 31, 2006, 9:02 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

The Bedford Review blog posted this great review of Squat today. Here is an excerpt:

“This is definitely a book you don’t want to start unless you have plenty of time to read it. It is hard to put down…Taylor has managed to craft what I think is one of the best Christian novels of the year.”

Check it out!

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Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 3 Available
August 30, 2006, 9:09 pm
Filed under: Squat Video, Video Podcasts

Podcast IconWhat is a Squat?

In this episode, Taylor describes what life in a sqautter building is like. The reality of living in an abandon building on the lower east side is one of constant fear and threat of violence.

Every month, watch a new video podcast via your iPod or other portable media player (or watch right on your own computer screen) of author Taylor Field as he offers insights into his new novel, Squat. Filmed on location in the East Village of New York City’s lower Manhattan, get an insider’s view into the character and characters of Squat from the author of the novel himself.

iPod users can subscribe and watch via iTunes by following this link, or you can watch the new episode on your computer right now by clicking here.



Bloggers Review Squat
August 29, 2006, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

Check out these great reviews:

Christy Lockstein has posted a review of Squat on her blog. Here is an excerpt:

“Field writes almost cinematically; you can see the book unfolding like a movie in your mind.”

Also, OCD-Man has posted a great review of Squat on his blog. Here is an excerpt:

“I flipped [Squat] to the first page to get a feel for the story and before I knew it I was sucked into the New York Street life of a homeless guy named Squid . . . It is now my new favorite novel. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. “



The Baptist Voice & The Bookshelf Review
August 29, 2006, 12:14 am
Filed under: Squat Reviews

The Bookshelf Review has posted a great review of Squat. This review will appear in The Baptist Voice. Here is an excerpt:

Squat is a wonderful entry into the world of Christian fiction – edgy, literary, and striking in a way few faith novels are these days.  Taylor Fields has clearly spent time ministering and working with the homeless; his narrative and references are authentic, and his characterizations of Squid, Bonehead, and Unc have depth.”

Go check it out!



Squat Movie Available on YouTube & Google Video
August 23, 2006, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Video

YouTube Logo Google Video Logo

You can now view the promotional movie for Squat in its entirety at either YouTube or Google Video. Not only can you view the Squat promotional movie, you can help spread the word! Both of the these sites has tools to let you email the movie to your friends, embed the movie on your website, blog, or MySpace page, or even download it to your computer, PSP, or iPod.

Follow the links below to your preferred internet broadcaster.

Squat Movie on YouTube

Squat Movie on Google Video



Q&A with Taylor Field: Part 2
August 23, 2006, 2:44 am
Filed under: Squat News

Q. Do you have a favorite part of Squat or a favorite chapter?

Taylor: My favorite chapter is the last chapter of the book, but I can’t tell you about that.

Q. What makes Squat different than any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?

Rent DVDTaylor: My wife says that Squat is where the movie Rent meets The The Passion DVDPassion. I had the privilege of experiencing an unusual subculture of people living in abandoned buildings in one of our nation’s greatest cities.  I don’t know of anyone who has written about that experience through the lens of faith in Christ.

Q. How does Squat intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?

Taylor: I continue to work as a pastor in the same church and community ministry, where I have worked for twenty years.  We continue to follow our calling of serving the unserved.

Q. Do you have a favorite Scripture verse? What is it and why is it important to you?

Taylor: Zechariah 4:10 says “Do not despise the day of small things.” I have seen so many times how God takes the smallest things people do and makes something great out of them.

Q. Are there any authors that either influenced you personally or influenced your style of writing? Who are they and how did they influence you?

Taylor: Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Lewis, Pascal, and Mark Twain influenced me concerning Squat.

Q. When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?

Taylor: My hobbies include working with my wife to find the perfect cup of coffee in Manhattan, martial arts, hiking, and the study of trees.

Q. Thank you for taking the time to answer a few of our questions. As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?

Taylor: God’s not working to get something from us.  He’s working to get something to us.

Read Q&A with Taylor Field: Part 1



Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 2 Available
August 18, 2006, 11:50 am
Filed under: Video Podcasts

podcast icon 

Life on the Lower East Side

In this episode, Taylor talks about what life was like on the lower east side of Manahattan in the late 80s, the locale and time period of Squat (and the musical Rent).

Every month, watch a new video podcast via your iPod or other portable media player (or watch right on your own computer screen) of author Taylor Field as he offers insights into his new novel, Squat. Filmed on location in the East Village of New York City’s lower Manhattan, get an insider’s view into the character and characters of Squat from the author of the novel himself.

iPod users can subscribe and watch via iTunes by following this link, or you can watch the new episode on your computer right now by clicking here.