One Step Closer

Two bits of rather splendid news today. The first is that the brilliant Andrew Kaufman (you can see my review of his brilliant The Tiny Wife here – it was also my book of the year, last year) has read Freaks! – and he’s had this to say about it.

“Read it and be amazed! Before you finish you’ll already be thinking of who to buy if for. It’s a circus sideshow made of words: dare to enter and become astonished to discover yourself on stage, in the staring role. I guarantee that by the time you finish reading this book you’re not only recognize your inner freak, but you’ll have learned to love it.”

That, quite rightly, makes me very happy.

The second is that the book has been printed! Our most wonderfully splendid publisher received the parcels today. Here’s a little snap he took from The Friday Project HQ:


And in other news it’s World Book Day. I did a morning short story session at my local library, and shortly I shower, find some food, and head off to Congleton to be a part of a panel. I think we’ll be talking about books that are significant to us. I think I know which I’ll be talking about. I’d love to know yours…


So.  I need to eat now. And be excited. More soon.

6 Comments on “One Step Closer

  1.  by  Mark

    Congleton has got to be one of the best names for a village I’ve heard for a while. Significant is a big word. I suppose It would be ‘A Clockwork Orange’ as I got given to me when I was 16 by my English teacher and made me realise that books could be much, much better than any other medium.

    And it has a great cover.



    •  by  nikperring

      It’s a great name. I actually lived there when I was a baby – so that was nice.

      You know, I’ve never read that! I probably should!

  2.  by  Dan Powell

    What a great World Book Day you’re having. Great stuff, Nik. Can’t wait to get my hands on Freaks! Though I am not allowed to buy new books this year, I pre-ordered this last year and as such can enjoy it with a clear conscience.

  3.  by  Dan Powell

    Oh and my book would have to be Treasure Island….first book I remember staying up late reading with my torch, must have been 8 or so. I re-read it every year or two. Read it to my lads just last month, they loved it too.

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