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While I was out of the country...

...Bad Monkeys reached the #15 spot on the Book Sense national bestseller list.

...the Seattle Times and the Post-Intelligencer simul-published their reviews of the novel. Though neither is an unqualified rave, both say enough nice things about me that, by the time HarperCollins' P.R. machine gets done excerpting them, they will be remembered as unqualified raves. Be warned that the P-I review contains plot spoilers.

...the San Francisco Chronicle, having already run the Associated Press's love letter to Bad Monkeys, decided to give me another three paragraphs in a round-up of summertime sci-fi adventures.

...the corn I had planted in the front yard, mostly on a lark, set its first cobs.

...Bookreporter.com weighed in here.

...HarperCollins decided to order a fourth printing of Bad Monkeys -- five thousand more copies, due from the printers on September 7th, which happens to be the day before my birthday.

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zeit
Aug. 22nd, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
Hi Matt. Good luck with Bad Monkeys - it's on my bookshelf, unread as yet, waiting to get packed for my vacation next week.

One question: the UK edition has a red-stencilled monkey face on the cover, which immediately struck me as similar to the red-stencilled logo of the Twelve Monkeys organisation in Terry Gilliam's film. Is there any connection here? Do red-stencilled monkey icons have an independent significance that has just passed me by? Or is it just a vague coincidence?
matt_ruff
Aug. 22nd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
No connection that I know of... unless red is a popular color for British grafitti.
morbid_o
Aug. 22nd, 2007 03:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome!

Also...corn?
That doesn't sound like a bad idea...
matt_ruff
Aug. 22nd, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, corn is one of the few vegetables I haven't tried before, and there's this slope in the front of the house that I wanted to do something with, so I planted a mix of sunflowers and corn. Our neighborhood isn't known for raccoons, but I'm wondering if they'll be drawn to it...
thija
Aug. 22nd, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Nice variety of crops indeed. Happy reaping !
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