So. The Broken World is launched. We had some very nice drinks to celebrate.
Mike Harrison (M. John) blogged about it – I only recently noticed that Mike started blogging again, at a new address. So Uncle Zip’s Window is gone, but Ambiente Hotel is just as good a place to be.
Reviews of The Broken World are slowly starting to appear – I will update as and when more come in. The best of the bunch so far is from Stuart Kelly writing in Scotland on Sunday:
“..an exhilarating and poignant tale of love, loss and computer games that ought to make the leap from “cult classic” to”popular success”… The Broken World is ultimately a humane and heartfelt book, with a proper emotional core wrapped up in a giddyingfantasia. It manages to be desperately sad and desperately funny at the same time. It is a book of big ideas, cunningly delivered through a slacker’s shrug.”
So-so from the TLS, but it’s not online. And an interesting, positive one from Matt Thorn writing in the July edition of the Literary Review, also not online.