Monday, 9 February 2009

A Harsh Critic

I'm sorry to report that Doug's 'Thin Blue Smoke' has been roughly treated at the hands of one of the harshest critics I know. Look:

I'm so sorry about my Munchie's cutting way with a pen, Doug. If it makes you feel better, I'm enjoying the book very much and I think it was an act of jealousy on her part because I was spending more time reading it than playing with her.

And it was very satisfying to be able to put at least one critic on the naughty step.


Doug Worgul said...


You just made my day! Thank you!


David Isaak said...


But it's on the dedication page, so maybe you can pass it off as "Signed by Author"...?

Faye L. Booth said...

The naughty step? Damn, why didn't I think of that when I wrote my rant?

Matt Curran said...

Is this what I have to look forward to? Personalised first editions of my favourite books monogrammed by my progeny?

Looks like I'll have to get a taller book-case for my signed MNW books come April!!!

Matt Curran said...

PS: Doug, there's a smashing review of the book in Waterstones Quarterly by the way...

"Shot through with tragedy and redemption, this is a juicy novel packed with big themes, bigger characters and generously soused in bourbon, barbecues and the blues."

(My thanks to Aliya for showing me trumpet blowing is a good thing!)

suroopa said...

A smashing good review of Thin Blue Smoke in dovegreyreader scribbles (9 Feb).