Well, isn’t that just a kick in the medulla oblongata? For months, all I’ve tried to do was to secrete my novel discretely amongst the millions of tomes on Amazon.com. And yet, someone found it. And someone reviewed it. And someone published that review in the August 15 edition of Kirkus Reviews. Magnificent Bastards of the Apocalypse, right there on p. 253 right next to that novel where a child gets to see Jesus crucified. Well, maybe not “gets to.”
Anyway, can you imagine the nerve of that Kirkus?!
Ha! Just kidding. There’s nothing we like more than attention. Seriously–it’s the only thing that keeps us going in this world.
Sadly, it doesn’t begin with “If you read only one book this summer…”, an opening I’m fond of, but since the over/under on reading for Americans is right about “1” these days, I suppose that expression loses some punch.
I was also hoping that it would say something like, “Purchase and read this book immediately else the Thrice Gods of Locris Blingo strike you down with pleurisy and/or gout.” But it didn’t, so that was a disappointment.
It’s a pretty good review, all in all, and I encourage you to read it. Heck, you might even check out a preview of the actual book that I’ve cleverly stashed somewhere on this very website.