Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Almost a review

"Possibly interesting" says someone of new book before it comes out. Well, I should certainly hope so. The internet's a funny place where almost anything you've done/are about to do can be instantly commented on. About the only exceptions, mercifully, are Gentleman's Dating Sites. Can you imagine the horror of that? ("Tries very hard but not as good as last time. One for completists only. 2 out of 10").

Mind you, reactions to last book continue polarised. Good: "Awesome. The villains are gods who come to Cardiff to save the gay scene from mullets - WHAT?" to Bad: "Good. But the fanfic out there is better."

It's always going to be the case when you're playing with someone else's toys - as much as they're owned by telly makers, in the spin-off world the characters are very much co-owned by the fans, and it's a bit cheeky to ask them to shell out cash for a book that makes them think "um, no, i'd rather they didn't do that".

I do hope some people like new book. But not everyone will. I'm sure I'll read some of the reviews - naturally I'll tend to look up any kind ones. And any unkind ones? Well, I'll probably look at them eventually, think very hard about what I've done, and either learn from my mistakes or cut-copy-and-paste bad review into next book. Not that I've done that this time. Oh no.

Ah well. Perhaps I can pay Zoe Griffin to review it.

6 comments:

Skip said...

Irony! I've suddenly realised I can comment on my piece about commenting. Head spinny at the thought!

Erskine-Davidson said...

I don't think you're enough of a sleb for Zoe to comment on, if you were Barrowman, then she might...

Skip said...

If I paid her, she'd comment on my fucking cat's champagne bar.

Erskine-Davidson said...

Ah but she's honest about her veniality.

Orchis said...

On Gentlemen's Dating Site (Queen's Own Hampstead Heath Irregulars division) www.squirt.org you can rate your 'conquests' and leave comments. It can only be a matter of time before the Great Orange Beast introduces it.

Skip said...

really? how brilliant.