Monday, June 13, 2011

Poor Sol is getting a bad press

My book is out there in the big bad world, and people are saying things about it. There’s a review on the well-read book blog, I Prefer Reading. You can read it here.

If you don’t want to read a synopsis, here’s an evaluative extract from the end:

But I Told You Last Year That I Loved You is an absorbing novel about an insoluble problem. What do you do when two people want mutually incompatible things & there’s no way to compromise? Fran is a very engaging character & the supporting cast of friends & family – especially youngest daughter Jem who obsessively reads her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend’s blog to find out what he’s doing – are funny & real. I enjoyed But I Told You Last Year That I Loved You & if you like reading well-written contemporary fiction with real characters & a knotty problem at its heart, I recommend it.

And another book blog – Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover - has a review here.

And an extract:

this thoughtful and well written book.

But they both say some critical things about Sol, one of the two main characters e.g. “I longed to get hold of him and give him a good thump…”   

I’m sad for Sol that he’s getting such a bad press. He is very funny and very caring. When you read the book please bear in mind that Sol is doing the best he can. 

Someone called Rhonda Lomazov, meanwhile, has tweeted this -

but i told you last year that i loved you Sue Hepworth.wonderful novel about a long marriage.

Readers who have been following my blog for some time know all about my publishing BUT I TOLD YOU LAST YEAR THAT I LOVED YOU. But if you’re new (or you like to get every angle on a subject) you might like to read my piece on I Prefer Reading, where I tell the I Prefer Reading lady about my decision to self-publish – here.

And (if you’re really at a loose end) you can read one of my old Times pieces about Dave’s yoghurt addiction.

And here is another one of mine about something entirely different.

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