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Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 5 Available
September 27, 2006, 6:44 pm
Filed under: Video Podcasts

Podcast BannerThe East Village

In this episode, you get to take a glimpse and get a feel for the East Village today, where 20-year veteran pastor Taylor Field continues to live and minister..

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.



Squat Movie
September 25, 2006, 8:47 pm
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Very cool news regarding SQUAT
September 22, 2006, 3:10 am
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Did you know that during the week of September 11 through September 15, Taylor Field’s first novel Squat became the second most talked about book among internet bloggers?

According to Technorati “Popular Books” chart, a Top 10 that included Blue Like Jazz, Debunking 9/11 Myths, and the controversial Oprah book club pick, A Million Little Pieces., Squat stayed at #2 on their most their list for several days.Technorati is THE search engine for blogs/podcasts. It’s the Google of blog directories. The Popular Books chart lists “the books people are talking about right now, ordered by new links to Amazon.com in the last 48 hours.”

Thanks to all you bloggers out there who “talked up” Squat.



Taylor Field Interview & More Squat Reviews
September 18, 2006, 9:04 am
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

Jim Black at The Bedford Review has posted a two part interview with Squat author Taylor Field.

Read Taylor Field Interview Part One

Read Taylor Field Interview Part Two

Also, David Meigs at The Curmudgeon’s Rant has posted his review.

“Every now and again, I come across a book that that smack’s me upside the heart and Squat, by Taylor Field, really did.” 

Camy Tang of Camy’s Loft offers her review of Squat.

“This is one of the most unique books I’ve read this year. The author plunges the reader deep into a world as foreign as another country, which exists right within the inner city…[Squat] is a very interesting novel that will open readers’ eyes to the realities of the homeless. More importantly, it shapes the attitudes and motivations of Christians who’d like to help.” 

Georgian D also reviews Squat on her blog.

“As a reader, you can’t help but be touched by the reality of Squat. The book does a great job illuminating a segment of society that many people would rather overlook.”

The blog faithfiction offers their review of Squat.

“A must read to get the feel of the uncertainty and danger surrounding trying to exist in an old abandoned building, called a squat.”

Daniel Weaver has posted a review of Squat on his blog.

“Taylor Field tells a story that only an insider could tell.”

The blog Equal Excitement has also posted a Squat review.

“What I like most, and what spoke to me most, was the author’s ability to make me identify with all of these people … [Squat] will stir you to realize that you are part “Squid” and part “Bonehead” without preaching at you.”

Wren at Wren Reviews has written a review of Squat.

Pastor Field has written a compelling book. It opened my eyes even more to the hopelessness of the homeless and made a definite impact on my life.



Squat on the ‘Net
September 14, 2006, 8:55 pm
Filed under: Squat News, Squat Reviews

Squat PictureRead Gina Burgess’s great review of Squat and great interview with Taylor Field here.

“[Squat] is something that is very real and at the same exact time it is heart wrenching and heart warming. That’s the only way I can describe it.”

Read Alison Strobel’s great review of Squat here.

“[Squat is] a fast read with loveable characters … that makes you think without preaching at you.”

If you have a review of Squat on your blog or website, leave us a comment and let us know about it.



Squat Book Video Podcast: Episode 4 Available
September 13, 2006, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Video Podcasts

Podcast BannerSquid

In this episode, Taylor discusses & describes Squat‘s main character Squid. Squid is a young obsessive compulsive homeless man living in a squat in the lower East side of New York City. But he dreams of a different reality than what he knows. 

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.



Squat Review at The Savvy Christian Writer
September 12, 2006, 9:40 pm
Filed under: Squat Reviews

Squat has received a great review at The Savvy Christian Writer.

Squat is a compassionate but realistic view of life lived by society’s throw-aways, the homeless…Taylor Field’s writing shows up-close the “smells, squaller and ugliness” of the homeless. He describes–almost too realistically–the abuses of alcohol, drugs, self-inflicted abuses–and abuses inflicted on each other–the street’s means 0f escape from hopelessness…Buy and read Squat. You won’t look at a homeless person in the same way, ever again.”

Read the review in its entirety here.