‘Path of Beasts’ – your reviews
October 5th, 2012
Now that Path of Beasts is available in Australia and nearly available in the US, I’ve decided that it would be interesting to have a page where readers can put up their own reviews. This is it!
I don’t just mean that this is where you write ‘Terrific book. Loved it!’ or ‘Utterly vile book. I wouldn’t read it again if you paid me’ etc.
I mean real reviews. Thoughtful reviews. The sort that other kids will look at and say, ‘That looks interesting. I’d better read it.’ Or ‘Urk, that sounds really nasty.’
Imagine you’re writing the review for a newspaper, or a website (which you are). Put a bit of effort into it. Write it out by hand first, or type it into a word document, then past it into the comments section.
So here are the rules:
1. No spoilers! In other words, don’t give away any of the book’s big secrets. (Yes, you know the ones I mean.) If your review contains spoilers I’ll chop those bits out.
2. You’re allowed to love or hate the book, but I want to know why. (That’s what I mean by thoughtful.)
3. The review can be long or short, as long as it’s what you genuinely think.
4. Actually, I don’t think there’s a fourth rule. If I remember one, I’ll add it later.
Get to work, folks. I know that quite a few of you want to be writers, so this is your chance to practise your skills. 🙂
And for those people still hanging out for a set of character cards, I’ll do another giveaway on Monday (which is Sunday evening in the US). So keep your eyes peeled and your fingers on the keyboard …
In other news, it’s nearly time for the two Tasmanian launches! Did I tell you we’re having a mystery guest at the Hobart launch on October 14th? I have no idea who it will be – all I know is that the Keepers of the Museum of Dunt have promised to send someone along. Will it be Olga Ciavolga? Will it be Sinew? Or Toadspit? Or Morg?
We’ll have to wait and see. But to celebrate, we’re asking people who come to the launch to bring a stuffed beast, so that we can build a guard of honour (our very own path of beasts) for the mystery guest.
If you’re in southern Tasmania on October 14th, BE THERE!
Hobart Baha’i Centre, 11 am.