What’s on your TBR?: Tres Dean

Posted by Quirk Books Staff

What's up next on the TBR list for the author of For Your Consideration: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Let's find out!


Hey Tres! If you were stranded on Mars and could only have one book to read, what would it be?

American Gods. It's so rereadable and, maybe most importantly given the situation, it's pretty long.


What's your fandom?

Power Rangers is the big one. I literally never stopped watching it growing up until it temporarily went off the air in 2009. It's always meant a lot to me and I'm still pretty keyed into the fandom of it. And then there's Star Wars but like, duh, I'm a person with eyes who watches movies. Of course I'm a part of the Star Wars fandom.



What book is up next on your TBR?

I'm currently in the middle of making my way through Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, which was a big comic crossover event that went down last year. After that though, I've got a book I'm really excited about lined up: The Ceremonies by T.E.D Klein. Last year my bud Steve Foxe wrote a list for Paste Magazine outlining some of the best horror novels of all time. A couple of days later Stephen King reached out to him on Twitter totally unprompted and recommended he check out The Ceremonies as it wasn't included on the list. He said it's "the Moby Dick of horror" which is high praise coming from him. A few weeks ago I found a copy in a used bookstore so I'm stoked to finally give this one a shot—feels like the perfect October read. 


If you were a Quirk book (not your own), which one would you be?

We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix. I'm a horror movie nerd who grew up playing in punk and metal bands. Seems like an obvious call.


You wrote a fill in the blank post for the Quirk blog where the reader is invited to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's birthday party. What would you do if you were invited to an epic birthday party thrown by The Rock?

Die of excitement before I ever got to attend.


What is your favorite fact about the The Rock that you learned while writing For Your Consideration: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson?

Oh man, I really love the story about how much work he put into vocal training to sing "You're Welcome" in Moana


Rank your top five movies starring The Rock.

I'm doing a version of this that only allows for ONE Fast & Furious installment because otherwise it'd be a really boring list.

5. Pain & Gain
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
3. Central Intelligence
2. G.I. Joe: Retaliation
1. Fast Five