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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)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
Oh, my. This sounds like head-stuck-in-doorway country. Congratulations definitely in order.

Date: 2009-01-02 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

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)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
Coming up on the menu: Pullet surprise!

Date: 2009-01-01 11:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] quilterbear.livejournal.com
You are da bomb! Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. You've earned it!

Date: 2009-01-02 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

Thank you, ma'am!

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

Date: 2009-01-02 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcobatus.livejournal.com
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)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

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)
From: [identity profile] sarcobatus.livejournal.com
:D Can you hear my laughter?

Date: 2009-01-02 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ellen-datlow.livejournal.com
Very cool. Congratulations sweetie.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

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)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

Thanks! (Not sure if I typed that word in my Swiftian or Perelmaniac mode . . .)

Date: 2009-01-02 04:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tomaq.livejournal.com
That IS good company.

Date: 2009-01-02 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] realthog.livejournal.com

"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)
From: [identity profile] tomaq.livejournal.com
Great ... one more book for the leaning tower of the bedside table ... : )

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