DARRYL Ponicsan

AUTHOR / Screenwriter / ARTIST

Darryl Ponicsan is the author of fourteen novels, including his debut, 1970’s “The Last Detail”, which was made as a classic film by Hal Ashby, with Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid and Otis Young.

Ponicsan recently adapted his sequel “Last Flag Flying” into a movie starring Bryan Cranston, Steve Carrel and Laurence Fishburne.



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Advanced Comments on “Eternal Sojourner”

Michael Connelly

Author of the Harry Bosch novels

“With this engrossing novel Darryl Ponicsan explores the deepest mysteries of all. An often funny, sometimes sad, but always magical investigation of culture, art and, most of all, life. Ponicsan has somehow turned his observations into a what-happens-next page turner.”

Joseph Wambaugh

Author of “The New Centurions” and “The Onion Field”

“A parable for our times, full of absurdist humor.”

Thomas Sanchez

Author of Mile Zero and Rabbit Boss

“A metaphysical mystery tour twisting through cultural time zones and exploring the depths of the heart with surprising revelation, uniquely textured by balanced wit and hard-earned wisdom.”

Ada Limón

National Book Award nominee for poetry

“This is small town satire at its best. An oblivious wealthy newcomer gets trapped into a battle over the sound of leaf blowers unaware that the real battle is over his soul. A fast-paced, funny, and satisfying read where no one gets off easily.”

DARRYl’s personal Journal

Trump Rallies – Baffling

Trump Rallies – Baffling

I’m always baffled by the people who sit behind him at his rallies. They clearly love him. I want to ask them why. Is it his honesty? Is it his statesmanship? Is it his manly physique? Or his natural good looks? Is it his tolerance? Is it his compassion? Is it his...

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Here We Are

Here We Are

Several years ago, whilst perusing the used books at a library sale, it occurred to me that without James Patterson and his assembly line there would be little to sell. I was there to find coffee-table art books originally costing $100 marked down to $2, my kind of...

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From: “I Feel Bad About My Dick”

From: “I Feel Bad About My Dick”

Things I FOUND OUT for MYSELF, SOONER OR LATER (Part one) Always split eights Don’t buy, rent Don’t rent, borrow Salt, yes; sugar, no The last four years of junior college are a waste Drink the good stuff first Don’t take naked selfies Ten percent of $100 is $7.25 A...

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