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09 January 2007 @ 02:07 pm
holy cow  
I don't typically read reviews. They make me nervous, even if they're good, and then I get paranoid and worried and, you know, act like a writer, so yeah, basically, I don't read them.

Once in a while, though, somebody emails me to let me know about a review. Like Charles de Lint reviewing THUNDERBIRD FALLS in February's issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. It helps, mind you, if words like 'rave review' are included in this email, but it's possible that the words 'Charles de Lint' 'reviews' and 'my book' might have done me in anyway.

Walker's first-person voice is charming, with just the right touch of self-deprecating humor, and immediately draws the reader in. The magical elements are personal and a nice blend of pragmatic and spiritual. And Murphy keeps us on track (and on the edge of our seat) throughout, no matter how convoluted the plot eventually gets.

As I said about Urban Shaman, this isn't a Big Think book, but it's thoroughly entertaining from start to finish, and in a time when too many books have a tired, same-old, same-old feel to them, that's reason enough to pick up one of Murphy's books and give her a try.

The rest of the review is here (along with an equally wonderful review of fellow Luna author Jeri Smith-Ready's EYES OF CROW).

And I'm sitting here going O.O This is as much becauses Charles de Lint *read* my book as *liked* my book.

*stupid, stupid grin*
Current Mood: shockedblown away
UrsulaVursulav on January 9th, 2007 02:12 pm (UTC)
*cheer* Go you! Woooo!
jesshartleyjesshartley on January 9th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
*falls over*

Congrats, mizkit! That's... There are just no words.

eponin10 on January 9th, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Hee! Congrats on such a wonderful review! :)
pgmccpgmcc on January 9th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
Well done. It's always nice to get a bit of affirmation.
annathepiper on January 9th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Holy crap! That's wonderful! :) :)

And, well hey, Thunderbird Falls is good! ;)
mnemozine on January 9th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Ha! Wow!

That is mindblowing. :D And wonderful!
S. L. Grayshadowhwk on January 9th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)
Man. I agree, you win.
Janne: Dr Woot!janne on January 9th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ooh, splendid! Tuck that one away for a rainy day when motivation is lacking :)
Enchanted Onyxenchantedonyx on January 9th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That's a great review.
Kathryndancingwriter on January 9th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
That is awesome--congrats!
Marithmarith on January 9th, 2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
WOW. You win the Internet, you do.
Pádraig Ó Méalóidslovobooks on January 9th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
Very good! I'll add a link to the review to your bio piece on the P-CON site. (Or, rather, I'll ask jacobsmills nicely if he can do so...)
Jacob S Millsjacobsmills on January 9th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Good catch at the end there ;O)
Brian: yay bunnylogrusboy on January 10th, 2007 12:30 am (UTC)
Congrats on the rave review!
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on January 10th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Shoka RedEarsshoka on January 10th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Oo! Congrats on that review! Charles de Lint, wow!