I’ve been away for a few days in New York with work. A great city, once I stepped away from the Disneyland-esque Times Square. While I was there, on my final afternoon before I flew back home, I managed to meet up with my US editor at Del Rey, Chris Schluep, who is an absolute dude. And what great offices, overlooking Central Park – I would never get any work done with that view. We had exciting discussions, and it’s looking like Villjamur will get its US release in Summer 2010.
Back to the grindstone then. Fantasy Book Review begrudgingly gives Nights of Villjamur a good review of 8/10. Some choice highlights:
The book is littered with examples of how the author is in love with his grasp of vocabulary – never before have I had to go to the dictionary so much in one book, and I have a pretty good grasp of vocab.
Such fatuous, execrable, quixotic gobbledygook!
If you like it down and dirty, realistic to the core, show every wart and the pus that seeps from it, then you’ll like this.
Yes indeedy (to the tune of ‘Let’s Get It On’) if you want to get down and dirty… You know, if I wasn’t so jet-lagged, I’d run with this one for a paragraph or two, but I’ve spared you that.
So, did anyone break the interwebs while I was away?