Monday, June 25, 2007

The Anxieties!

It's not healthy for an editor to sweat reviews, it's really not. But there are some books where I really can't help it, where I worry that the book will land in the hands of a reviewer who won't "get it." This has been especially true for satirical books like Tim Carter's Epoch. So, I say a small thank you to CM: Canadian Review of Materials for their review of Tim's novel.

Among many other good things, the reviewer writes: "Nothing is beyond his humour, and yet the satire remains more gentle and amusing than biting. For the observant reader, even the clever choice of names (Alphega Corporation, the Drear family, Chanteuse) produces a smile."

Did you hear that? The sigh? Relief.

Congratulations Tim on a four-star review!


Brian Mandabach said...

It's nice when they get it. I hear your sigh.

Micol Ostow said...

Yes, hear hear. My take on reviews: good ones rock, but bad ones don't really do any damage.

Of course, the good ones REALLY do rock! :)

Congrats to you and to Flux!