By Adam Roberts | March 27, 2010
Categories: Book News
In the post this morning: the first two of my author copies of New Model Army (available from all good internet bookshops and so on and so forth). Very handsome volume; good cover, nice type, sits lovely in the hand. I opened it at random on p.128 and found a typo in the first line, which, I choose to believe, is one of those omens like William the Conqueror falling over when he got off the boat at Pevensey -- which is to say, by this typo I seize England with both hands! Certainly, looking through, I can't find any other typos; and the omen is given force by the fact that, as it happens, p127 is the page where the book stops being 'a good book' and starts being 'a really good book.' The best I've written, I think (though what do I know, etc).
On the other hand, Gollancz have chosen not to go with my preferred strapline: 'If Nabokov had written Bravo Two Zero ...' Probably wisely.No tags for this post.