My old pal, Lomond Banks, (really the all-time great comic creator Eddie Campbell) tells me that people who blog because they have a book coming out are viewed with deep suspicion! I would like to complain about this here and now. (I mean complain about this deep-held suspicion you all have – not the excellent Mr Banks). After all, what am I supposed to do, bury my book in the garden at midnight, change my name and run away to Zanzibar?
For Pete’s sake. I mean, who better than me to recommend a book I believe worthy of attention? It’s like saying that ‘Fairy Liquid’ should not tell you that their product is mild and green.
These people, obviously experts in liquidising fairies (or, perhaps a rogue group of fairies who use their magic power to make an unfairly supernatural-based cleaning product, thereby beating all human-made opposition) are in a better position to ascertain its strength (mild) and its colour (all right, all right), than anyone else. I am on their side, shoulder to shoulder (depending on their elfin size).
Be loud, be proud, and blog your book, me hearties. There’s a way out of this storm of suspicion yet – I’ve seen it in old maps, glimpsed in the writings of marooned mariners once a long ago.
By the way ‘mild’ is cool, but when is someone going to make a washing up liquid that is ‘possessed of a terrifying destructive power’? That might work.
Just a thought.
You take the high road, and I’ll take the low till next we meet….