Mostly Regarding Martin Millar
I saw two sights today that literally made me stop and stare in wonder. The first was a flock of migrating Trumpeter Swans. I might have taken a quick look and dismissed them as geese, but I have been hanging out with the Birdchick a lot this year, and she is teaching me Bird Skills. They were white, and had long necks and sang differently that geese do. SO lovely.
(ok, the second was a BUTT in the grocery store. Not a crack. A BUTT. You would think the guy might have noticed, BUT neither myself, nor anyone else in that asile felt able to mention it to him. Cleared the place OUT...)
I have been following the release of Martin Millar's Lonely Werewolf Girl with pride and satisfaction. His publisher mentioned to me that Barnes and Noble has got behind it and that it is currently hanging out at #4! That's the way to do it!! Here is a bit from the Telegraph in the UK I quite liked.....And another from Softskull And yet another fine review from a Gentleman who started off skeptical and ended up raving!, just sent to me by Softskull Press........
And here is a lovely picture of Martin. You will have to go to his website to find the answer to WHY the chainmail bikini is very important. Hey, we're all for it! (Having seen my bandmate Malena in one, I am here to tell you, they ain't half bad!)
Ok, ok, here's a link to MALENA in leather, chainmail bikinis and some regular clothes just for fun. For those of you who think Martin isn't exciting enough. To look at compared to Malena, anyway (heck, who IS??) but, the man can write.
Very, very well. Now back to Martin....
Starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist! (tho Publishers Weekly seems a little at odds with itself as to whether or not they are raving or nix'ing the book. The things they seem to think of as "Problems" are pretty much what makes this such a great book. Our sort of people get this sort of thing.)
Here are my favorite couple of sentences, from Booklist, which I think, sum Lonely Werewolf Girl up better than I ever could..To read the entire review, on Review of the Day , I might add, click HERE.
This complex romp features scores of characters,
multiple races, enchanting fashion trappings, business, family dynamics, music, sex, enduring love,romance, business, eating disorders, drug addiction, back-alley fights, epic battles, politics, and, most prominently, the contrary nature of werewolves, not to mention 236 (!) chapters. And it’s so compelling you don’t want to it end. The grungy, gory, glorious world that World Fantasy Award–winner Millar has created is unforgettable.
— Diana Tixier Herald
I knew before this book that Martin's writing was good. Better than good. And then some. He makes me laugh. He makes me think. He takes the half formed fancies I dream about and brings them to life.
In Lonely Werewolf Girl, he will show you the world as it just might actually exist.
At any rate, it does now. And this makes us happy.
Love and Werewolves,