We have said a few bad things about Picador/Macmillan/Richard Charkin in the past. Were we right or wrong? That's not the point.
What is the point?
I have a book here before me.
It's published by Picador.
It's out here in July.
It's bloody brilliant - the sort of book I get a "feeling" about. It's kind of like falling in love only a little less intense. It's all about the writing for me these days, the way the author kind of creeps out from amongst the words and gets inside your head. I laughed out loud on the bus after 30 pages. I laughed from sheer joy. It's a large book and the HB is a little unwieldy...but if this isn't sitting on every bookshop table, bedside table, coffee table etc when it eventually makes it to PB well, if I had a hat I'd eat it.
Pure great stuff fiction.
What's the book?
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano.
I'll say more when I've finished it...