Am all settled at the Rio exactly where the 1st couple of Working day 1 flights of the Entire world Collection of Poker Main Celebration have by now played out. Already experienced some fun interviews and other merchandise of fascination — will report soon.
Just a quick note to share that the E-book version of Obsessica is now out there! It’s excellent for the Kindle and other units. Those people who get a print version of the novel really should also get obtain to the Kindle version for cost-free, or so I recognize it.
I was composing below not as well extended in the past about how I still can’t very imagine of “novels” as remaining some thing other than individuals actual physical objects with tough or tender covers and phrases printed on webpages that we maintain and seem at for a couple several hours or times or weeks.
I know to say this kind of matters is to seem irrational (or just plain stubborn). It’s a silly issue to insist on, some thing belonging in the category of useless grievances about how the existing ain’t the past.
As I have pointed out in advance of, Obsessica is a reserve set in the past — an grownup narrator seems again on some thing that occurred when he was a kid in 1980 — and so form of exemplifies that same drive to go again and encounter that time and all of the “old” matters that marked it.
There is even some discuss about books in there, irrespective of the simple fact that the narrator can make a point to say early on that he isn’t substantially of a reader (or author, for that matter). The Residence of the Baskervilles and the Guinness Guide of Entire world Information flip out to be two crucial books, and also are intended to provide as excess-textual “secondary” sources for the novel, in a way, that point to selected themes.
Like I say, even though, I’m completely aware that nostalgia for books is a form of folly. And of the irony of my indulging in it even though composing on a blog, and paying just about each and every other waking instant composing for on line-only stores.
Anyhow, you e-reader sorts — go check out out my novel. I have listened to it is form of a site-turner. Or display-scroller.