Getting home late last night – I noticed a review for my latest novel – A Man’s Life. (Authors check these things don’t you know?)
5 stars, no less – so good news – butÂ quicklyÂ the reviewÂ had some alarm bells ringing…
What a surprise!,
I don’t very often leave a review but I felt I had for this book and this author. I downloaded this book for free…Â
Giving books away for free is now essential inÂ the new world order ofÂ our internet ageÂ – andÂ whoÂ am I to argue – but seeing the word ‘free’ in a review made me smile when I think backÂ over the 7 yearsÂ and thousands of hours it took toÂ finally complete theÂ blasted book.
Having seen Dominic on tv I was expecting more of a comedy feel to the book but to my surprise….
What? It wasn’t funny at all?
Actually,Â A Man’s Life is not intended to be a comicÂ book. And this was not deliberate on my part. When writing a novel, I just set out with a story that I hope is worth telling – whether it is comic or not.
A beautiful story…Â thank you very much.
No, thank you Mrs Buckley. For taking the time to read my book and feeling sufficientlyÂ moved to write a review. It isÂ hearteningÂ to hear that the book is having such an effect on people andÂ although A Man’s LifeÂ has not been the seller I hoped that it would be, I am wealthier for having written it.
And I always have the hope that one day it will get discovered…