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Reaction to 'Something Needs To Be Done About The Humans' book promo card (right): "we know that's true ... we just don't want to accept it."
A lot of people I've given the business-card size promo to (right) has read the front 'Something Needs To Be Done About The Humans', smiled, nodded, and said, 'that's true.' They then don't buy the book...
" A woman does not pick a piece of fluff off a man's jacket unless they have already been - very - intimate". Nothing to do with SNTBDATH - just a very good line from 'The Queen'! Class!
Stefan says: "I found SNTBDATH quite difficult to get into at first, but when it all came together, it really flies. The ending is a really good twist - I didn't see that one coming! It's very visual - and very dialogue-based. That makes it very 'filmic'. I've never read anything like the scenes when the seven all come together - very poetic, as well! Each character is believable; you have a real sense of who they are, and of them as distinct individuals. In one of the later scenes where they're only referred to by their acronyms - SVR-N, for example - it's like you're in on a secret, you know who they are, you're 'in the club', you know their background and where they're coming from, what they're like and how they'll react. Yes - as I said, I found the first section a bit hard going. Not because they're seven disparate characters - I get that that's just the way the book is structured: you meet all seven separately and then they start to be brought together - but because the content is so harrowing. Never mind that it's all happened in 'real' life: it's just that if it's in the News, then that's OK, really; you're kind of used to seeing that every day. But when it's FICTION, it really gets to you, perhaps because you're invested in those characters."
Interesting comment: "if it's in the News, then that's OK, really; you're kind of used to seeing that every day. But when it's FICTION, it really gets to you..."