Bite sized reading

62 thoughts
last posted Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

28 earlier thoughts

  • Glow by Ned Beauman. I met the author at a non-book-related thing, and he seemed like a nice enough chap with a good appreciation of copyeditors (we asked each other what we do for a living; he writes, I copyedit), so I downloaded samples of all three novels he’s written so far. I couldn’t get into either of the others (Boxer, Beetle and The Teleportation Accident), but this one was pretty fun — and, yes, well edited. It’s just on the right side of several lines: not quite too many similes, not quite too much explanation, and not quite too many in-jokes.

33 later thoughts