Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Curious Things Afoot

Some Theatre of Curious Acts news this Tuesday. Although the book isn't released until mid-December we already have two reviews. The first review is from Lee Thompson...

"This is a simply deceiving story, complicated and intricate beneath the humor and darkness. She weaves a strong web and populates the story with quirky and likeable characters" - you can read the rest of the review over at The Crow's Caw.

The second review is by Caroline E Willis...

"The aesthetic of this 40,000 word novella evokes theater and circuses and other strange, false places that tell true stories. It’s a cross between Gaiman’s Neverwear, Maguire’s Wicked and Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, and if you enjoy any of those, you will enjoy the “Theatre of Curious Acts." - you can read the rest of the review over at Tangent Online.

I'm currently writing a little collection of flash stories/biographical accounts of events that happened (according to some rather dubious folk including a Mr. Folk) to some rather unfortunate and some wicked creatures who populate the outskirts and the dark unseen corners of the Theatre. I'm hoping to use them for a blog tour in December or January - thinking January may be better being that it is the season of frost and staying-in-ness and plus 2012 has that whole apocalyptic vibe going for it.

And that is all my news, I think... Ooh, except I'm venturing out into the world this weekend to attend a wee event in my home town and then I'm scurrying home to cower back under my duvet.

11 comments:

Michael Stone said...

Wow, they put your name at the top. This means you have arrived and you are now a brand. From now on you must put a little TM symbol after your name wherever you go.

Love that cover. It's very 'you'.

Enjoy the sojourn to the local event.

Cate Gardner said...

Noted. I shall have a nametag made with a little TM symbol at the end.

Kim Kasch said...

2012 is supposed to be a very scary time ;)

Peter Tennant said...

Gaiman's "Neverwear"...

Cate Gardner said...

So I've heard, Kim.

I know, Peter. I was going to change it to Neverwhere at first but figured you shouldn't mess with a reviewers words.

K.C. Shaw said...

Nice! And well deserved.

And my goodness is that a beautiful cover. I think I've said so before, but it's just gorgeous.

Aaron Polson said...

Good gravy--what wonderful comparisons you've garnered! Congrats, Cate!

AnthonyJRapino said...

Wow, great reviews, Cate! You're killing it! :-) Enjoy your outing.

Simon Kewin said...

Looks and sounds great, Cate.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Kate and Aaron and Anthony and Simon :D

Deborah Walker said...

Very lovely, Cate. What a great year you've had.