26.10.06

crux


The first three advance copies of Luca Antara, the book, arrived on Monday, 23rd October, coincidentally the birthday of my younger son & my maternal grandmother. Looks good. Course, I can't actually read it anymore, having been through it so many times before, looking for errors. I pick it up, open it at random, read a few paras, put it down again. It's funny when you see a book for the first time. Apart from the glaring imperfections in the writing - which perhaps others won't see - there's also the anxious scanning for New Things. Except there are no New Things, just what you put in it ... but the production is fine & it is a nice object. I like the paper it's on. Booksellers & Publishers reviewed it & gave it 4 stars, but haven't seen the review yet & don't know if it's 4/5 or 4/10 or 4/100 ...

6 comments:

Bernardus said...

congrats and well done.
Wrap it in swaddling clothes. Nuzzle it.

Jill said...

congratulations on the book!

Robert said...

Congratulations. Shame you are now too close to the trees to enjoy it. Maybe that will fade.

John said...

As I said previously, congrats on the new book. Maybe your next one could be called Eta Carinae.

Martin Edmond said...

thank you, all ... the doomed star Eta Carinae, I heard it called once.

Ivy said...

Congratulations and felicitations on your new book! Yay! I think it's a good thing to create art, which brings with it its own power.

It was also great talking with you over the phone while I was in Sydney. Thanks for calling!