Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Another Glowing Review!
The Fate of Mice just got an overwhelmingly positive review from Carole Ann Moleti at Tangent Online. It turns out that Moleti's a nurse-midwife: how fitting is that?
The review contains some startling readings of a few stories, especially "The Old World," which I wrote as a realio-trulio utopian tale, albeit an ironic one. But that's always going to happen; writers can't control how readers interpret their work, and inevitably someone says something that leaves us scratching our heads.
There are also a few factual errors. For instance: "Going After Bobo" is set in Reno, not Vegas.
Ahem. Repeat after me, children: Reno is not Vegas. Reno is not Vegas. Reno is not Vegas. Write that out one hundred times until you've learned it. If your hand cramps and you need a break, go study the map.
I've e-mailed Moleti about this (although the main point of the note was to thank her for the review). Nevadans truly are touchy on this point.
However, since she has nothing negative to say about any of the stories, I'm extremely happy!