Tuesday, December 11, 2007

AWOT advances

The advance reading copy of the PFN* just landed on my desk, thanks to the incomparable Sarah D.

This, for those not in the know, is the version that some reviewers will lacerate review from.

Here 'tis:

Actually, that shot doesn't really do justice to my feelings about it. Second try:

That's better.

So... should I start my Giller neglect whining now or wait until next November? I'm new to all this.

* Promising First Novel. Soon to be PBUDFN (Promising But Ultimately Disappointing First Novel).


Robert said...

"Promising But Ultimately Disappointing First Novel"

Now don't go pre-writing my blurb for me...

nathan said...


I was hoping you'd go with the one I thought Todd should have given the book: "Whoomp, there it is."

blackbox said...

I can't wait to read it.
I can't wait to read it.
sung to the tune of.......

Ognir Rrats said...

Nicely done. Looking forward to reading. Only sorry I can't be the one to body slam...er, I mean heap praise on it. J'recuse!

GarBut said...

I carted an 8.5x11 AWOT Rough around in my backpack for a week without reading a page of it. If that's not Alanis-level irony, I don't know what is.

On the 8th day, I effected an extraction and found N's book to be devourable to the tune of two days end to end. And that's bearing in mind that I have two young children and was pretty busy at work.