Sunday, April 26, 2009
Live Fire Review
Had a great review in the Bangkok Post this week, courtesy of Bernard Trink, who is a living legend in Thailand. (You can click on it to make it larger and readable!) He used to have column in the Post long before the Internet started and was for years pretty much the only source of information about what was going on in the bars. These days he reviews books and movies for the paper. The great thing about Bernard is that he reads the books from cover to cover, and always has something interesting to say. Obviously my books get reviewed a lot and sad to say in some cases it's clear that the 'reviewer' hasn't done much more than read the dustjacket copy!
I'm head down on the new Spider Shepherd book, though I still don't really have a title for it. Big Boys is the best I can do but everyone says that sounds too much like a gay porn movie. I've just passed 45,000 words. I had hoped to finish it be the end of May but now June is looking more likely. I'm aiming for 120,000 words, but past experience suggests that it will come in at 135,000.