Well, today, I am a very happy bunny indeed. It's not very often that I get any feedback on my books, but when It comes, it is very welcome. And the below review of my second novel, The Book of Thoth, was written by Mr Simon Satori (formerly of Rome Burns, now working on a new project, Hi-Reciprocity) - poet, singer, performer, writer, and all around culture vulture.
Therefore, it is an honour to be able to post his lovely words about my novel here.
I am very, very proud of The Book of Thoth, because with this book, I had set myself a challenge, and I have enjoyed working on it immensely. Not that I didn't find working on I Am a Muse satisfactory, but my mindset whilst working on my first book was completely different.
In addition, with The Book of Thoth, I worked very closely with typesetter and designer Matt ArtPix to make the book look interesting. We loved researching the Egyptian symbols for each section; I was thrilled to see my little map, initially drawn in pencil and colour pens, become a "proper" illustration and make it into the book. And Matt got what I wanted to do with the cover straight away: get as far away from the usual Tim Burtonesque "Gothic" cover, add a touch of minimalism and Art Deco and express the contents of the book in a more subtle way...
You can find the original post HERE, and I am thrilled to say that Simon had been talking about the superb actress Eva Green just before he moved on to my book...
[... ]And when not watching creepy supernatural tales (and nice middle-class people baking cakes in a tent!) I’ve been reading Carya Gish's ‘The Book of Thoth’.
I think therefore I write.
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