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July 6, 2013

Book launched!

Filed under: books — danylmc @ 8:10 am

That was probably the best debut novel launch party I will ever have! Thanks to everyone for coming: almost everyone who went wandering around the crumbling old mansion is accounted for this morning, and apologies to all those people who got signed copies of the book in which I spelled my own name wrong.


(The Grand Hall of Philosophy House. Image from Sean Gillespie’s twitter feed @SeanDG)

Normal blogging (GCSB! Man ban!) will resume shortly.



  1. Congratulations on such an impressively-sized crowd. Hope y’all had fun. I’m looking forward to my copy turning up in the post. Is the signature just your name? The order form didn’t have an option to make requests….

    Comment by MeToo — July 6, 2013 @ 9:04 am

  2. congratulations, I am planning my cheese trip to Mercer to coincide with your interview with Kim Hill so I am off…

    Comment by Sanctuary — July 6, 2013 @ 9:37 am

  3. Book turned up in today’s post, so very pleased. You spelled your name right in mine – does that add or detract from its value?

    Disappointed at the lack of book launch stories from the regular posters – were they busy today reading or getting over hangovers?

    Comment by MeToo — July 6, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

  4. Why do you keep saying it’s a crumbling mansion? It doesn’t look crumbling to me. BTW is the sinister cult from the book the one occupying Philosophy House?

    Comment by mary — July 7, 2013 @ 7:59 am

  5. Each person who attends a book launch represents a thousand who will buy that book. (

    Comment by Aztec — July 7, 2013 @ 9:39 am

  6. Don’t forget that your readers are waited with baited breath for an update on this:

    Comment by Peter Plumley-Walker — July 8, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

  7. What a rollicking good read! Took a couple of days off work to spend school holidays with the fruit of my loins and instead find myself yelling “Stop asking me questions! Can’t you see I’m reading!”. Not sure if I am setting a good example or not? Modelling good behaviour – commitment to reading; or bad behaviour – yelling and child neglect?

    Am distracted by the need to know what fabric Danyl’s trousers are made from. They should have dried by now given how warm it is and how long since the last summer shower (p. 202). Not 100% dry, but dry enough to wear…

    Comment by MeToo — July 16, 2013 @ 3:51 pm

  8. What a rollicking good read!

    Thanks! I like it the way people buy the book and are then kind of shocked when they enjoy it.

    Comment by danylmc — July 16, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

  9. I was going to wait for the movie but my rising sense of boredom sitting in an airport for 2 hours meant I bought the book instead. Not shocked that I’m really enjoying it, and I can’t wait for an opportunity to use “antiheterophenomenologically” in a sentence as soon as I figure out what it means

    Comment by gazzaj — July 16, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

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