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09:00 am: Best Quote Ever

Just got my first quote back on my novel, Prospero Lost. It came from James Stoddard, author of The High House (a really cool book) and winner of the 1999 Compton Crook Award (for best first novel.)


This quote reads:

"A touch of Shakespeare, a dash of Sam Spade, a truly fun read--a delightful story of a family as unique as the siblings in Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber."


I can't even imagine a better quote!



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From:juliet_winters
Date:October 28th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Wonderful quote!
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From:saintjoi
Date:October 28th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
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A quote like that....from an author like Stoddard....WOW. Just...WOW.

Congrats!!

(Side note: Most of my friends have now read The High House and all are equally addicted. :) )
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From:arhyalon
Date:October 28th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
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I love High House...I like to think of it as "What would happen if a Prince of Amber walked to a couple of places and someone built a house over the shadowpaths. ;-)

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From:princejvstin
Date:October 28th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I was disappointed in his THE FALSE HOUSE (after liking HIGH HOUSE), but, truly, you can't buy a quote like that. It was a good move to put it on the AML today. You'll up your readership. :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:October 28th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I can't help hoping that those guys will enjoy it! That it will seem like Amber in the right ways. ;-)

Maybe it will up Stoddard's readership, too. That would be cool!
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From:madkestrel
Date:October 29th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Congratulations! What a marvelous compliment! I was always a huge Zelazny fan - named my son after a character from Amber, even.

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From:arhyalon
Date:October 29th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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Really! So did we. (Justininan Oberon Wright)

What is your son's name?
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From:madkestrel
Date:October 29th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
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What a wild coincidence! My son's name is Bleys Donal, after my favorite prince (the middle name was for my father.) *grin*
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From:arhyalon
Date:October 30th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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When our eldest son was born, we happened to have three friends who, by sheer coincidence, had named their children Corwin, Julian, and Benedict. John kept suggesting that we name our kid Random or Merlin. (so he'd be their king. ;-)

But Orville got named Orville, after John's dad.

Later, when Juss came along, we stuck in the Oberon. Only later did I realize we now had our Amber king. ;-)

Bleys is a great name! In myth, he was the teacher of Merlin the Magician! (And he's a cool brother, too!)
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