Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Phew, someone's posted a slightly-less-than-glowing Amazon review of Where Have All the Good Times Gone? I can't find fault with anything that the reviewer says. It was my first book and I tended to throw in everything bar the kitchen sink. Five years after it came out, even I find it a bit heavy-going. So yes, lots of trees, not enough wood (Hur hur). That said, the 'confusing rapidity' with which business names are introduced and dropped was semi-deliberate, reflecting the confusing rapidity with which it happened in the industry.

So, own up, is the reviewer a reader of this blog or the real Mr G Reaper? It's a bit too much of a coincidence for it to be a random punter.


Planet Mondo said...

Regardless of reviews that sounds entirely my kind of book - I'll get on it after I've finished Moon Dust

Kecske said...

I think the book is absolutely fine provided you don't expect to be able to read it at the same time as watching Monday's Newcomers and making an arctic sledge for you Action Man out of lolly sticks - it demands (and deserves) your full attention.