I found it rather difficult to empathise with the protagonist, Philip Carey. This made getting to the end of a rather long novel somewhat tedious, but I persevered. I am not sure if it was worth the effort even though this book is considered to be Maugham's masterpiece. Carey is not the kind of person … Continue reading Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maugham
Tomorrow, I will be attending my first book fair as an author.
"They built a ministry to deal with people like us, Thomas, a whole government ministry. They don't like us, they don't want us, and they're telling the normal people to hate us. You heard what they are saying about us. They say we're cretins who can't do anything, feeble-minded idiots who just take and give nothing back. They're making killing us look like a kindness."
"I sought to commission you as my protector Lord Coenred, but I find in you a noble heart that I much admire."
Aldfrid was filled with a new certainty himself. When first he had seen Eawyn he had been stunned by her beauty. He had had his moment of doubt as to whether this young woman of such quality would even notice him, but she had. With confidence, he took her hands and pulled her a step … Continue reading
Having decided to take book promotion and marketing into my own hands, I have signed up to attend a book fair as an author.
I am aware that I have not posted much about my chief occupation, which is writing, but that is probably because I have not done much writing lately. This is not a matter of choice on my part, but the result of circumstance. In an earlier post I recounted how I had spent my time … Continue reading Where am I up to?
If you have read my previous posts on the topic of marketing, then you will know that so far it has been somewhat underwhelming. My wife suggested a different approach, however, which involves me attending a book fair as an author! I do not know why I never thought of doing this myself. It seems … Continue reading Giving Marketing a Personal Touch
I have come to the end of publishing For Rapture of Ravens chapter by chapter on this blog. I started with The War Wolf and my hope was to inspire some discussion of my work, but to date that has failed. I have not received a single comment. At this point I am not planning … Continue reading Is it worth it?