I will fess up: reviews matter to me. I love knowing that my words had impact – love, hate, meh – it’s all good. And since they are never thick on the ground for most of us, when you get one, and it’s … um … really, really wonderful?
Well, it’s time to celebrate!
What touched me most with Kol Anderson’s review of GOOD BOY BAD for GGR-Review was his calling it poetry, because poetry speaks to us at a more visceral level. It is, at once, spare and complex, challenging in its form and function, and it weaves a spell, a magic spell of words. To know this story touched him that way honors me, deeply.
“The book gave me serious withdrawal. I love wordy books, but this one wasn’t writing, it was poetry… Seriously, I am totally stoked and just in another world. God, the poetry!”
So thank you, Kol Anderson. And thanks to all of you who take the time to read, who respond with a review or a message on Twitter or Face Book. It means more than I can really express.
Well deserved. I can sure admire the craftsmanship, the wonderful prose. Yes, dark, uncomfortable and beautifully written.