Thursday, June 13, 2013

The rest is marketing, continued

David Myers, critic and literary historian at the Melton Center for Jewish Studies at the Ohio State University (and author of the definitive history of creative writing), has reviewed my novel The Astrologer on his Commonplace Blog. "The delight of reading it lies in the discovery and tracing of Bailey’s scheme." So go read it, already. Some spoilers, I warn you.

6 comments:

  1. Well, I’m on record as biting my thumb at spoilers. Here, for example: http://dgmyers.blogspot.com/2011/08/tyranny-of-suspense.html

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  2. I don't generally read for plot, but some readers get very twitchy about that sort of thing.

    Thanks so much for the insightful review!

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  3. Those nervous types seem no happier with reviewers like me who care so little about the plot that they give no indication whatsoever as to what the book is actually about.

    I fear they are simply temperamentally unhappy people, the Spoilerists.

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  4. I like that he says: "The delight of reading it lies in the discovery and tracing of Bailey’s scheme" because I agree with that wholeheartedly. That's exactly why I love the book!

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  5. Is that your NEW COVER OVER THERE?!!!!!!!!

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  6. Yeah, that's the almost final official cover in the sidebar. Mel did a great job on it.

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