Reading Joe Abercrombie’s The Heroes at the mo. Must say, I quite like it. Good dialogue and a restrained sort of psychological humour about it. Lot of interesting incidental characters. Just hope it delivers on the plot – it has that feeling of rising tension so far – just hope it’s not predictably anticlimactic. The back cover of the book says there are ‘no heroes’, at odds with the book title, so I’m worried we’ll have post-modern fragmentation, impotence and disappointment at the end. Let’s see.
Meanwhile, I’ve now written 82,670 words of Empire of the Saviours, so hoping to be done by end March 2011. It absolutely rocks, but I’m not the jury, eh? Should get my sales stats for Oct-Dec 2010 in the next week or so – armed with those and samples of the new stuff, I’d then better do a round of nitwit agents and publishers.