Jeremy Irons reads an excerpt from “That Summertime Sound” – a novel by Matthew Specktor

Click this link to hear Jeremy Irons read “The Devil in It Somewhere”, an excerpt from That Summertime Sound by Matthew Specktor:

Jeremy Irons reads “The Devil in it Somewhere”


Matthew Specktor

Matthew Specktor

Matthew Specktor is the son of Jeremy’s CAA Agent, Fred Specktor.

Matthew Specktor grew up in Los Angeles. He received his BA from Hampshire College, and his MFA from Warren Wilson. He has been a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and his writing has appeared in Open City, Salon, and various anthologies. His screen adaptation of Shirley Hazzard’s novel, The Transit of Venus, was optioned by Warner Independent Pictures. He worked for many years in film development, running New York offices for Jersey Films and Fox 2000. He is presently completing his second novel.



“Matthew Specktor’s That Summertime Sound isn’t so much a book as it is a door, hinged in memory, and swinging wide to every tenderhearted throb of lust and longing and precocious regret still there where you left it, at the periphery of adulthood. How does the novel perform this trick? By prose as lucid and classical as Graham Greene’s in The End of the Affair, yet saturated in detail such that if you’d never had the luck to outgrow an ’80’s teenage dream in Columbus, Ohio, you’ll feel you had after reading it.”
— Jonathan Lethem

Visit the website for the book: That Summertime Sound