Monday, April 14, 2008

But Is It Art?


A couple of weeks ago, I forwarded an advance copy of Dead Star Twilight to Dustin Rowles over at Pajiba.com -- essentially making it available for a legitimate, objective review on his site. Since Dustin and I know each other, he refused to write anything about my memoir himself, wisely citing a conflict of interest. Instead, he turned the book and the duty of reviewing it over to Jennifer McKeown, a regular contributor to Pajiba whom I've never met and would ostensibly have no influence over one way or the other.

I've spent the past week or so being scared shitless of what Jennifer would have to say.

Her review has finally been posted, and I think I now owe the girl a case of scotch.

(Pajiba.com: Dead Star Twilight Review, by Jennifer McKeown)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

congratulations!

Mike said...

Despite having bought the book the day it was released, I still haven't read past page five (research proposals and final projects can go to hell). I'm glad the book got some sort of critical acclaim, though chances are I'm going to like the book regardless.

Anonymous said...

OMFG, Kara wasn't Ann Coulter was it? Being married to her would drive me to the bottom too.

Anonymous said...

I say you split the case with her, buddy. This is an amazing moment, and you should celebrate.

VOTAR said...

Okay so I went back and looked and I highlighted a bunch of random sentences, and it seems you are correct. Apparently, without either my prior knowledge or consent, Al Gore and the Trilateral Council on International Relations redesigned the spacebar space to conform to newer internet typesetting specifications, ostensibly to save on the number of onscreen pixels, which as we all know are contributing to global warming through the emission of excess tachion.....




....oops gotta run. One of my buildings just fell over.

Anonymous said...

A case of scotch AND dinner with you and Jayne. I am making my way through and enjoying the journey, however, I have nowhere to print it, and it is too much on the eyes to read on screen for hours. I love it so far, though. My daughter, who occasional reads your stuff, and often agrees with you (especially on Oprah), says you would be teasing someone else, if they were to name their child Inarra. I said maybe Kara from Kara Thrace would have been better, then. But then I saw the wife was Kara, and now I hear Kara is a nom de guerre, as it were. I still back Inarra!! And I now want to know Kara's true identity! (Oh, and Starbuck's too, by the by.) Keep sellin' and keep flyin', Barbara

Anonymous said...

Me, Barbara, again! My daughter and I are also arguing over the pronounciation of your name. I say CH-EZZ, she says SHEA like a house in France? There are chores resting on this bet! Also did you use "Under the Bridge" for the music, or was that too obvious?--Barbara

Chez said...

Pronounced just like it's spelled: Chezzz.

And never liked Under the Bridge.