For an author, nothing keeps the ball rolling, the sales coming in, like good reviews. And when those reviews come from literary giants, well, it’s humbling, to say the least.
My novel, Profile, was released on Monday, July 14. But a few old friends got early release copies and put in their two cents.
Jack Kerouac took some time out from his quest to find meaning in our meaningless existence to read Profile. Always one to spontaneously relate his unfiltered opinion, but not one to take a breath very often, he had this to say:
When pressed about whether that meant he liked it or not, he said, “Yeah, it was great. That Evelyn was a real piece of work, though.”
Ray Bradbury, beloved science fiction/fantasy author, was a little less direct.
Jane Austen, when asked of her thoughts on the book, lent her effusive prose to a description of her impressions:
Papa Hemingway was gallivanting around the world, shooting stuff. But that didn’t mean he didn’t have time to relax and catch up on his reading. Profile was the first book he read from his TBR stack, and he had this to say:
Good advice! Check it out. More reviews next week.