First review of Hand of Glory in.

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  1. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    Very pleased with this. Nicely balanced.

    Review in Starburst.

    HAND OF GLORY
     
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  2. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    Despite that the review criticisms, it's certainly intrigued me to find out how you've dealt with WWI, and its after effects. :)
     
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    Phyrebrat ba-Ba-ba-brat

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    Congratulations. Starburst, eh? The magazine responsible for me having to resit my A-Levels :D

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  4. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    A mixed review, but the kind that makes it clear where the book is simply not the reviewer's kind of thing, and may indeed be just what some of us would greatly enjoy. Like Brian, I'm intrigued.

    Edit -- Intrigued enough, in fact, that I've just gone and bought it.
     
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    HareBrain Bunny of Wonder Staff Member

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    Yes, I think it sold it to me ("mannered" holds no fears for me).
     
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  6. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    The review criticisms were pretty mannered in themselves. :D

    And there was very little of that, anyway - the setting, stories, and characters seem to go down well. :)
     
  7. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    Thanks all.
    Considering Hand of Glory sits on the edge of the horror genre and isn't your "dripping red meat kind", and that Starburst is one of the top Genre magazines, to get 7 stars out of 10, even with the negatives has made me pleased as punch. As for, "being too mannered," it doesn't worry me. I spent hours trying to make the story sound, "right", to the times in which it was set. And here I was worrying about the use of the "F" word in the story :sneaky:o_O
     
  8. Jo Zebedee

    Jo Zebedee Come away, oh human child - Waters and the Wild

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    It'a an excellent book which I thoroughly enjoyed but I can see why a conventional sff outlet would have reservations - it is different for the genre, in a good way. I think Teresa has it spot on.
     
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    There's nothing wrong with writing mannered prose - some novels demand that, some don't.
     
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    Easy life! I have the N-word... ;)
     
  11. Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    It wouldn't be, "Nice", would it?;):sneaky:
     
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