Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tomorrow arrived today!!!

I'm ecstatic!

The book is just a gorgeous thing in and of itself. Brian had hinted at some of the artistic choices and technical innovations that they were hoping to incorporate into the book, but the final product exceeds, I am sure, their wildest expectations.

Congratulations, Brian. (And Charlie, and everyone who made this a reality.) You should be really proud of this book. Like Mom's Cancer, it's more than a book - it's a conversation between author and reader about something that really matters to us.

(Incidentally, looking through the book reminds me once again that, for all his self-effacement, Brian is a hell of an artist.)




Blogger Sherwood Harrington said...

He is, he is, indeed.

Now, let's see how many of us can capture a picture of WHTTWOT with a cat. That's a tradition that will go well with Nancy G's proposal that we all visit bookstores and turn one copy of it face-outward on the shelf (in the comments on the linked blogpost.)

12:26 AM  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

WHTTWOT hasn't arrived in these parts, but i'll be sure to request the library purchase a bunch of copies--1 for each branch! and i'll hike down to borders this am and look for it again.

re sherwood's/nancy g's suggestion: that's easy to do. i'll just incorporate it into my routine of turning the Neocons' books face down.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Brian Fies said...

Yeah, what is it with the cats?

Ronnie, thanks for your enthusiasm and kind words here and privately. I blush.

And Xtreme, thanks also. I once mentioned that having my book in a library is the second-best type of immortality I can imagine (the first-best being "never dying"). That means a lot.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Xtreme English said...

Brian: Best part of filling out the liberry's request-for-purchase form was finding a recent review: Publishers Weekly's The Beat had great things to say:
"groundbreaking" is what I remember right off the bat.

Congrats!! and no, it hsn't arrived in the World of 29 Years Ago yet. :)

9:01 PM  

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