Thursday, September 27, 2007
Sometimes, receiving review copies of books involves much more than just a press kit and, depending upon how close to the release date the book sent is, the book itself. Occasionally, the reviewer receives a little token, perhaps a bookmark or something related. In the case of my review copy of Rafael Ábalos's upcoming YA book, Grimpow (October 9 in the US, already available in the Spanish original), I received a keychain in the shape of Ouroboros himself (see book image to left for how it looks).
While I certainly am not going to be persuaded one way or the other as to what to make of this book, I just thought it was a very cool bit of swag that I received today and since it has been a while since I've posted anything here outside of the RIP post for Robert Jordan/Jim Rigney, it might be best if I just posted this little bit to serve as a reminder that not only do I live, but that I shall soon return to a more active posting/reviewing status here.
Also, there shall be a number of reviews, many of them relatively short, for books I've read over the past few weeks. Expect a review of some of the following:
Lucius Shepard, Softspoken
Zoran Živković, Steps Through the Mist (mosaic novel)
Catherynne M. Valente, Yume no Hon: The Book of Dreams
Jeffrey Ford, The Empire of Ice Cream
Glen Hirschberg, American Morons
And of course, a few others over at my personal blog that are not spec fic in nature.
Posted by Larry Nolen at 5:16 PM