April 07, 2008

The Day I Bought A Controlling Interest In The Independent Newspaper Group

Okay, so I didn't. I don't have enough money. Otherwise I would've done. Because being a newspaper mogul has to be better than waiting for reviews. Just think of the yachts you can fall off the back of.

Anyhow. The Independent on Sunday did me proud yesterday and you can read the review here.

That's it.

Cap'n Bill. Got a nice ring to it.

April 04, 2008


Still waiting, scared to open the weekend papers, but have had a couple of nice ones:

"The Heritage is a disturbing, sophisticated and brilliant novel. With Dickensian brio, Ashon creates characters, handles plot effectively and writes so well ... a twisting, turning, riveting journey of grubby sex, criminality, sperm clinics and grim discovery. This is fresh, serious, explicit, unsettling fiction." - Irish Times

"A completely assured - if intensely discombobulating - book, The Heritage has "cult classic" written all over it, but also suggests a writer with a great future." - Word Magazine

I don't think you can read either of them in full online and, in fact, I haven't read them in fullmyself, so I can't certify 100% that they don't also say I'm a bit rubbish.