Thanks to everyone involved, especially Ra Page & the Comma Press. I’m going to spend the day wandering about in a dream, it’s what I do best.
Author photo: Hugo Glendinning
Really looking forward to holding this in my hot little hand.
And then reading it.
Congratulations, Mike – enjoy the day!
Thanks, guys. Leave a review here if you enjoy it, but do me a favour–copy to Amazon or Goodreads or wherever too. It’s a small press fact of life.
I have had it on pre-order from amazon.ca for some time. I will likely get a Kindle version as well. But I would really like a hardcover.
anzanhoshin: that’s not been discussed, I’m afraid. Some time down the line, perhaps, but not soon.
There’s a fascinating quality to reading stories in a collection that I read as blog posts–or pieces of blog posts–over the years. Selection & story order take on a whole new dimensional axis. There’s a delicious kind of irreverence there, too. Also, lovely to read new stories & stories I’ve only heard aloud (‘The Crisis’). Cheers, Mike!
Glad you’re enoying it, Ryan E. I love the shifts of meaning & affect you get when you change the frame around those little pieces.
review of sorts
I enjoyed all of it and will probably read it again in its entirety after the holidays. My review has been submitted to the US Amazon site and should appear there soon.
Many thanks, Paul. Glad you enjoyed it!
Ordering from the US there’s been something oddly indeterminate about this book. It was supposed to be available two weeks ago, but then its status transitioned immediately after I placed my order to out-of-stock with delivery scheduled in mid-December. Now, suddenly, it’s shipped, supposedly to arrive tomorrow, and without explanation I’ve received a post-ship discount of 40 cents.
I hardly know what to expect when it arrives… will it even be a real book at all? Perhaps this is some new sort of virtual anthology that requires quantum decryption before it can even be determined to exist.
Hi Laurence, that’s just the way we roll here at the Ambiente Hotel. If you’d like to join the non-Abelian reading group, I think they may or may not have an open committee meeting in the back bar next Wednesday.
I picked it up at 11pm with the intention of reading the first story. Some time later, I looked at the clock and realised I had to get up for work in half an hour. The rest of that tense and sleep-deprived day and the days since have been suitably haunted. The best MJH collection yet. So quietly assured and in places so laugh out loud funny. I am looking forward to the re-read almost as much as the sleeplessness.
timcee, my work here is done
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