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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 09:54 am:   

Sorry about the plug, but I'm very, very proud of this one.

It's been a long road, but my double novella collection is finally available to buy direct from the publisher:
http://www.screamingdreams.com/differentskins.html

From the mighty Tim lebbon's introduction:

"Some horror feels light. Barren of meaning, just a few slashes of paint on the walls of a big, empty room. The horror of Gary McMahon fills the room completely, and then opens the door and invites you to enter."

my picture
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Kate (Kathleen)
Username: Kathleen

Registered: 09-2009
Posted From: 93.96.181.75
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:07 am:   

I saw it at FCon and thought it was striking and gorgeous, Zed. I'd have bought it too, if Lord P didn't already have it. I enjoyed your Dirty Prayers immensely and am really looking forward to this one!

Btw, I still haven't scoured your "Pull me finger!" imagery from my brain!
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 10:34 am:   

:-)

Thanks, Kate. Do let me know what you think of the book - the second novella is the bleakest thing I've ever written. The only time I've ever disturbed myself with my own work. :-/
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Kate (Kathleen)
Username: Kathleen

Registered: 09-2009
Posted From: 93.96.181.75
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 11:03 am:   

Oh, excellent - I do like bleak!
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 90.199.0.149
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 11:12 am:   

In fact Lady P likes bleak rather more than I do

Gary - your book is currently sitting on a table next to my wingback armchair awaiting my perusal when I'm in a particularly good mood to buffer what I know will be an emotionally battering experience. At least I hope it will be.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 82.3.95.168
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 11:45 am:   

In The Skin is horrendously scary. The best piece of out-and-out horror I've read in years. Makes me wonder how such a fey butterfly of a man like McMahon wrote it.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 12:05 pm:   

I'm unable to read it now...it makes me cry and want to hide in a corner.

Thanks, GF. I cherish the fact you think so much of that particular tale.
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Allybird (Allybird)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 80.47.198.192
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 12:06 pm:   

Incredible cover! I'll be reading it soon.
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Kate (Kathleen)
Username: Kathleen

Registered: 09-2009
Posted From: 93.96.181.75
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 12:32 pm:   

Oh no! Now I'm frustrated that I'm not taking this one to the States with me as well!
Lord P, have you already left for the post office?
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:04 pm:   

My Lady, I'm afraid I have. You'll have to wait to read the "fey Mr McMahon's" work upon your eagerly awaited return from the colonies
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Kate (Kathleen)
Username: Kathleen

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Posted From: 93.96.181.75
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:06 pm:   

I'm not good at being patient.
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
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Posted From: 90.199.0.149
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:09 pm:   

I can't possibly respond to that on this thread
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:15 pm:   

*We interrupt the amusing exchange between Lord Probert and Lady Kathleen to bring you this message from the fag-ash-covered desk of Steve Jensen, author, astronaut, scuba-diving cat mechanic and compulsive fantasist*

Very best of luck with Different Skins, Gary! :-)
Hopefully I'll be able to highlight the book when we come to do our interview, mate. :-)
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:17 pm:   

Er .... I'm not sure if anyone is going to have the heart to interrupt this little slice of marital chit-chat. I almost felt as if I was a fly on the wall at Probert Towers then!
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:17 pm:   

...scuba-diving cat mechanic and compulsive fantasist



Cheers, mate. I'd forgotten about that interview - I'm drowning in stuff here, so give me a little while?
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:18 pm:   


Ah, I see you interrupted it as the same time as I did, Steve!
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Registered: 06-2009
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:19 pm:   

.. and Zed.

We must all stop posting at the same time - it's confusing me.
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
Username: Stevej

Registered: 07-2009
Posted From: 82.0.77.233
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:47 pm:   

Gary: honestly mate, there's no rush. :-) I just thought that you might like the interview
to be 'available' to readers at the time of your book's publication.
Whenever you're ready, chief. :-)

*We now return you to our scheduled programme, Probert Towers Revisited*
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John Llewellyn Probert (John_l_probert)
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Posted From: 90.199.0.149
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:52 pm:   

Thanks Steve.

Anyway, Lady P and I are now using the wax cylinder communication device so talk amongst yourselves
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Steve Jensen (Stevej)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 01:55 pm:   

'Lady P and I are now using the wax cylinder communication device'

Blimey! It's like the film of Susan Hill's The Woman in Black!

*hides beneath the bedclothes*
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Huw (Huw)
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Posted From: 218.168.182.221
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:18 pm:   

Just ordered mine. It looks splendid. Congratulations, Gary!
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Mark West (Mark_west)
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Posted From: 217.39.177.173
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:25 pm:   

Just ordered mine!
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted From: 217.171.129.70
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:26 pm:   

Bleak? From Mr McMahon? I find that hard to believe... Surely there is at least a sunny day in this one? Maybe a buy-one-get-one-free offer in a supermarket a character frequents...?

Looks expressively lovely, though, Zed. If 'lovely' is allowed in association with it!
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:27 pm:   

'Incerdible cover! I'll be reading it soon.'

I've just read the cover. Any chance of a pic of the back now, Zed?
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:29 pm:   

Gosh, I'm feeling humerous today. Haven't laughed like this since I dropped a hammer on my toes.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:31 pm:   

Ha. Now I know what that coverr reminds me of: Whitley Strieber's Communion cover. Has a similiar eerie invitation to it.
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Weber_gregston (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.47
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:35 pm:   

Mark, why are you sitting rubbing someone's upper arm bone?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

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Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 - 02:47 pm:   

Thanks, folks. You warm the heart of my cockles.
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Steve Bacon (Stevebacon)
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Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 90.209.11.186
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10:29 am:   

Just ordered this. That cover might nail Vinny's name on the BFS award again next year...
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.169.220.250
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:02 am:   

Just been to the site. I just wanted to pay by Paypal but there was a form to complete....
Do you know if I can pay by Paypal?
Just mentioning this as I wondered how many other possible customers were frustrated...?
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Martin Roberts (Martin_roberts)
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Posted From: 86.5.239.91
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:46 am:   

Des - it gives you the option to use PayPal after you fill the form in... I was so busy at FantasyCon I never made it back to Steve's table to buy this and Lord P's book.

So I ordered from the website yesterday and was able to use PayPal.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 01:00 pm:   

Yep, Paypal is an option. I often struggle to navigate these payment pages myself...I really miss independant book shops. :-(
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

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Posted From: 86.169.220.250
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 01:22 pm:   

Thanks. I've ordered it now.
But the form seems to duplicate what's on Paypal details - so why the form?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 02:01 pm:   

Thanks, des...and everyone else!

I haven't a clue, Des. :-/
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 81.153.249.0
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 09:43 pm:   

I've started my real-time review:
http://weirdmonger.blog-city.com/different_skins__by_gary_mcmahon.htm
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Michael_kelly (Michael_kelly)
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Posted From: 174.92.34.108
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 10:00 pm:   

I also used PayPal to order this. Looking forward to it.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

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Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:02 pm:   

Yeah, that clumsy first line...I didn't realise how shit it was until I re-read it in the printed, form. No-one else picked up on it, either.

Thankfully, I'm more than happy with the rest of the thing.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:06 pm:   

Hang on, you don't mean that do you? I've only now just spotted the typo in question, and it is indeed hilarious.

Bugger. I hate it when they slip in through the cat flap like that.
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Des (Des)
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Posted From: 81.153.249.0
Posted on Sunday, October 04, 2009 - 11:27 pm:   

Bugger. I hate it when they slip in through the cat flap like that.
============

Indeed, Gary.
And people will have to buy the book to see what the hell we're talking about!
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Allybird (Allybird)
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Posted From: 80.47.222.21
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:07 am:   

Meow.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
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Registered: 10-2008
Posted From: 86.24.165.182
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 02:05 am:   

It's a great book. Both the stories are stunning, and yes, 'In The Skin' is an incredibly powerful and incredibly bleak piece of work. A brilliant achievement, Mr McMahon.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 09:50 am:   

Cheers. I'm sure the fifteen people who bought a copy will agree. ;-)
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

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Posted From: 81.153.249.0
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:08 pm:   

Done part two now. :-)
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:20 pm:   

Thanks, Des. I only wish I understood it.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:37 pm:   

I've now added a bit of hindsight clarification to the on-going review.
And for he benefit of this thread, I also add this:
eschatology: study of death
scatology: shittiness
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   

Oh, so it's shitty now, is it?
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

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Posted From: 217.37.199.45
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 01:27 pm:   

Des, I'm sure the word is 'scatalogy'. Even if that risks confusion with a pathological aversion to random non-word vocal improvisation in jazz music.

Which, in fact, is a problem of mine: I can't cope with 'nonsense' or non-language vocal sounds (unless they are just vowel sounds) in music because they make me invent non-existent words which I think I have heard, and then can't forget about. It's troubled me for many years.

Zed, I have DIFFERENT SKINS and look forward to reading it.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
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Posted From: 86.179.61.66
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 01:49 pm:   

Shoo-be doo-be doo-bop-bop...
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Des (Des)
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Posted From: 81.153.249.0
Posted on Monday, October 05, 2009 - 02:25 pm:   

http://www.answers.com/topic/scatology
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 10:47 am:   

Now finished the first half of the book.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 04:22 pm:   

But did you like it? I honestly can't tell.
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Des (Des)
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Posted From: 81.155.31.72
Posted on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 05:02 pm:   

Yes: To quote: "Amazing stuff"... so far. My enjoyment quota normally appears at the end of a review.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 11:40 am:   

But did you like it?
=============

I have now started reviewing 'In The Skin' and answered your question again.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 03:26 pm:   

I have now finished the review.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 05:18 pm:   

Thanks, Des. A most interesting review.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 09:02 am:   

I note on the news this morning that John Donne has been voted the Nation's second most favourite poet of all times.
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Des (Des)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 09:35 am:   

BTW, sorry for being pedantic about DIFFERENT SKINS' first sentence.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 09:51 am:   

Don't worry about it, Des. Typos are part and parcel of the small press - even of mainstream publishing.
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 10:43 am:   

Especially of mainstream (corporate) publishing, where all decisions are made by accountants or by marketing people who trained as accountants. Checking proofs is not cost-effective, end of story. Editors are little people and authors might as well be five miles underground, toiling in the mines.

The small press, on the other hand, are just lazy.
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Simon Bestwick (Simon_b)
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Posted From: 86.24.165.182
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   

Copy-editors, though... they're the worst of the lot. There would have been a whole extra Circle of Hell, beneath Judas Iscariot buried up to his neck in ice, reserved exclusively for copy-editors, if they'd existed back in Dante's time. Or possibly there was, but the f*cking copy-editors cut it out...
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Joel (Joel)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 02:19 pm:   

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Jonathan (Jonathan)
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Posted From: 91.143.178.131
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 02:57 pm:   

"Editors are little people and authors might as well be five miles underground, toiling in the mines."

Ahem! I like to think I'm fairly supportive of our authors.

The ones I don't destroy first of course. MWAHAAHAHAAHHA!
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 02:58 pm:   

On a more serious note, once I have money again I'm getting this book.
Gary rocks and that is a beautiful cover.
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Jonathan (Jonathan)
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Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 02:59 pm:   

But yet, typos do appear in all walks of publishing. It shows that we're all human essentially.
Obviously you aim to get rid of them 100% but the odd one always slips through.
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Weber_gregston (Weber_gregston)
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Posted From: 194.176.105.47
Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2009 - 03:04 pm:   

nott on my wotch thay woodnt
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 81.155.31.72
Posted on Friday, October 09, 2009 - 03:58 pm:   

From a comment on this Washington Post page:

"America's fistula full of bought Congressmen and Senators on the lobbyist feedbag continues to ooze its rancid puss through these two."

Is 'pus' spelt as 'puss' in USA?
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Des (Des)
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Posted From: 81.155.31.72
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 09:40 am:   

For good or bad, memory of this book gave me nightmares last night.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 11:01 am:   

Huzzah! Mission accomplished.

I'm so glad you told me that, Des.
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Matthew Fryer (Matthew_fryer)
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Posted From: 90.202.180.104
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:40 pm:   

I just reviewed this here:
http://matthewfryer.wordpress.com/
Excellent work, Gary.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 01:09 pm:   

Thanks again, Matt!
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
Username: Karim

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 80.163.2.144
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 07:24 pm:   

Just ordered this along with Bull Running for Girls. Steve Upham is just a real gentleman.
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Allybird (Allybird)
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Posted From: 80.47.117.174
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 07:55 pm:   

Thanks Karim! And Steve is a gentleman - he's in this for the long haul and although he has problems with health and finance from time to time he intends to make sure that many writers get out there.
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
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Posted From: 193.89.189.24
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 09:22 am:   

Just read 'Different Skins' yesterday- or rather, I started it rather late and then ended up staying up way too late. The first novella was filled with many startling images and rich in atmosphere and dread. It also had some really original ideas. The second novella, 'In the Skin,' to quote Lord P's comment on another thread about something entirely different, was 'bloody brilliant.' This is my favourite piece of writing by Mr. McMahon, and one of the best novellas I have read this year, or any year. This novella was impossible to put down and filled with crisp, intelligent writing that had lots of passages that made me want to stop up and read them again, however the engaging, terrifying plot demanded that you found out what happened next. So it will need a second reading indeed. This was excellent. And the format of the two novellas was also great.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:39 am:   

Many thanks, Karim. Much appreciated.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.105.158
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:16 pm:   

Here's my review..Just finished this yesterday!

I am pleased to be able to wholeheartedly agree with all the other good reviews, simply put, this is great.

Gary has set a high mark with this one -it's his best work yet by a country mile.

The bleakness is subtler, the rage smoothed & honed. the writing cool & concise.

Both stories are really, really bloody good.

I hope you believe me, I really do, 'cos this is the ONE, Zed.

Only now, you gotta do another ONE...:-)

10 outta 10 Zeddo.

gcw
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:29 pm:   

God bless you, fella. I'm thrilled you liked it. Let's hope the other six people who bought a copy feel the same way.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.105.158
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:59 pm:   

Spreading the good word can be an uphill struggle I know...:-)

gcw
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.181.12.102
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 12:09 am:   

Six people? Seven, surely - I bought a copy too... Started it last night and although I haven't yet finished Even The Dead Die I have to agree with gcw's comments on it so far; it's excellent - there're no cracks to fall down in this book; good solid craftsmanship and a huge amount of "draw-you-in-ness"*



*phrase copyright M Curtis 2009
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Simon Strantzas (Nomis)
Username: Nomis

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 207.61.175.43
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 06:54 pm:   

I keep my copy with me all the time.

(One never knows when he'll need to go to the loo.)
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.105.158
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 07:04 pm:   

Owww catty!:-)

Selling things is the depressing downside to creating things...I yearn to be able to turn a completed album over to a 'team' and not have to worry about pushing it.

Music is practically worthless as a saleable commodity these days,..For instance a fine band I like are selling a double CD for just 4.44.

I am resigned to having to sell CD's at a low price in order to shift them, just like the feedback & the buzz of knowing someone, somewhere is listening (& maybe) digging my stuff...just a bit.

gcw
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Simon Strantzas (Nomis)
Username: Nomis

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 207.61.175.43
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 09:05 pm:   

It's always been like this, yeah? Always the artist is struggling to get his/her work seen and in front of people, always making concessions to increase the number of eyes or ears on a project. The only difference between "then" and "now" is now we have the internet so all those people who once toiled in isolation now toil in public. Still, it's the same: we work for nothing and hope one day it magically becomes something.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.155.105.158
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009 - 10:04 pm:   

Oh yes, I agree, but a few years ago it wouldn't be untoward to sell a CD for 8.00.

That would be unthinkable now, I bought Soozy U2's last album for 6.00 on the week of its release from a supermarket. I am lucky in that I have fairly low overheads to record & release my music, but if I was a full 'band' situation and couldn't record at home, I simply couldn't make the music I wanted to and pay the mortgage.

A little push can help matters though...By selling my 4 track EP for 3.00 as a pre-order for the album, I have already shifted more copies of the album 'A Parallelogram Of Suitcases' before I've even released it, than the last album.

Which is cool, because I know I have people to send the album to who hopefully will enjoy it when it comes out in January.

gcw

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