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Steve Upham, whose Screaming Dreams Press published my novel The Dragons of Manhattan last year, has just forwarded me a review of it by Adam J. Shardlow that was sent to him on an advance-sneak-peek basis from the British Fantasy Society, in one of whose publications the review's going to appear.

Because of its current status I obviously can't quote the piece publicly, but I think I can honourably disclose that it's extremely favourable; there's some singing and dancing going on here in Snarl Towers. Certainly this is an extremely jolly way to start the new year, oh yes!

It's not every day of the week that I get compared in the same sentence to Jonathan Swift and S.J. Perelman . . .

Date: 2009-01-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, my. This sounds like head-stuck-in-doorway country. Congratulations definitely in order.

Date: 2009-01-02 02:33 am (UTC)
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Why, thank you!

But I'll make sure my head gets stuck in only the very widest doorways . . .

Date: 2009-01-02 04:04 pm (UTC)
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Coming up on the menu: Pullet surprise!

Date: 2009-01-01 11:39 pm (UTC)
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You are da bomb! Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. You've earned it!

Date: 2009-01-02 02:35 am (UTC)
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Thank you, ma'am!

And it was a fish poacher Pam gave me for Christmas.

Date: 2009-01-02 02:47 am (UTC)
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Oh, there'll be no living with you now!

Jonathan Swift and S. J. Perelman . . . ;D Nice comparison, Paul. I'd say you've started out 2009 with with rocket boosters on both feet.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:11 pm (UTC)
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As I said to Pam, it's just lucky that such praise arrived in the lap of someone so modest as I.

Date: 2009-01-02 09:31 pm (UTC)
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:D Can you hear my laughter?

Date: 2009-01-02 03:03 am (UTC)
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Very cool. Congratulations sweetie.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:09 pm (UTC)
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Many thanks! Of course, it's made me even more insufferable than usual . . .

Date: 2009-01-02 03:09 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-01-02 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! (Not sure if I typed that word in my Swiftian or Perelmaniac mode . . .)

Date: 2009-01-02 04:42 pm (UTC)
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That IS good company.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:08 pm (UTC)
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"That IS good company."

Too right. I was decidedly gruntled by the comparison -- and indeed by the rest of the review.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:16 pm (UTC)
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Great ... one more book for the leaning tower of the bedside table ... : )

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