Faint! Damn praise from a cool kid…

Today, on Goodreads, I noticed that I’d gotten a good-but-not-great one-line review from Betsy Bird.

Now, ordinarily, one nearly-good sentence on Goodreads wouldn’t be worth a mention here, but in case you don’t know, Betsy Bird is the COOLEST PERSON IN THE WORLD.  She has a sharp wry wit, a spiky intelligence, and she looks fabulous in a cocktail dress.  Also, she appears to be infallible.

Essentially she is Molly Ringwald (in the Breakfast Club), if Molly Ringwald (in the Breakfast Club) happened to be a NYC librarian.

So, given the source, I’ll take this to mean good things…

Not quite like any other fairy tale novel I’ve encountered, and while I might have shortened it a tad I think it’s indicative of a strong writing talent.

This is not the first time I have been described as “Not quite like any other…”  but this time I think it’s intended as a compliment.

One Response to “Faint! Damn praise from a cool kid…”

  1. Fuse #8 Says:

    It was, it was! You don’t know how many over-familiar fairy tales I read. Yours was an original. I’m just sad that I didn’t have time this year to review it. But you’ll see on a post that goes up later today that it came THIS close to getting more votes than any other book I read this year.

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