Want to read the first chapter of Hild? Now you can!
Shhh, don't let on, but I'm at work so couldn't read the whole thing. But I like listening to it and getting the pronunciations. Thanks for this and for the giveaway!
OK, I just found the pronunciation guide. That will come in very handy! :)
All that stuff will be in the finished book, but some of it didn't make it into the ARC.
Oh Nicola! What a delicious treat to get to hear you read that again. Thank you so much!
My pleasure! There's a wee bit more to come--the rest of the stuff I read in Sacramento, though chopped into several parts. It gets unwieldy doing phone memos :)
I was kicking myself, after your reading, that it didn't occur to me to record it myself.An oversight I will never make again. Hugs to your lovely wife.
Eleven minutes.And now I'll be whining until November!
Hah! Well, if you're in the US you can always enter the Goodreads giveaway: a chance to get an advance reading copy. It's not first-come, first-served so even though there are over 200 people lined up, it might be worth it.
I don't know how long it took--was in the reading (seconds are minutes, minutes are seconds). Can't pay you a higher compliment. I'm not a Martin fan, haven't read Mantel, and have only read two Griffith novels (Ammonite and Slow River). But I'm glad to be back as one of your readers. Hild's like a warm hearth waiting for us in November. (Goofy line, but thinking it that makes the wait a bit easier.) I hope that Hild also pulls back other errant readers like me to your stories they missed in between.
Welcome back.I think Hild, in some ways, is a return to the style of Ammonite. It's almost as much about the world as the people. But it also mirrors many of the concerns and freeze-frame observations of the Aud novels. And of course if you read And Now We're Going to Have a Party you'd see where it all comes from...I do think of immersive reading as sitting by the fire--so we're (cough) on the same page, there. Not goofy at all.