Sunday, November 16, 2008

My First Review

Hey, Geoff of Eastern Standard Crime gave "Swerved"

Three Hats!

The other critics were not so effusive-

Ian Rankin says "he's a Mars bar that's been left in the fryer entirely too long, if you know what I mean."

Dan Brown says "In one regard, I'm sorry that I've spent any time at all around Cormac. You'd think with that last name, he would be a somewhat regular fellow, right? On the other hand, yes, I did base Silas on him. Obviously he's not an albino, but his tendency to flagellate himself...well, I've said enough."

Jackie Collins says "if I were to write a book about him, it would be titled 'Hollywood Hacks."
Tom Wolfe says "do you know what that bastard did the last time I was in the Hamptons? When I went swimming, he dyed all of my suits green. All of them and all the clothing in my suitcase, for good measure. He's not an author, he's a menace to civility and I'm lighting a great big bonfire to his insanity."


Dale said...

Three hats is better than a flaming bag of poo anyday!

I will give you hats for life just for dyeing Tom Wolfe's suits and to hear his outrage!

Gifted Typist said...

Three-hats Cormac. I tip mine too.

Cormac Brown said...


Indeed, unless there is flaming poo under the hats and thank God there isn't.

"I will give you hats for life just for dyeing Tom Wolfe's suits and to hear his outrage!"

Thank you sir, though I'm afraid I've been banned in the Hamptons for life and Mr. Wolfe has instructed Little, Brown and Company not to publish me under any circumstances.

Cormac Brown said...


Thanks much.

Some Guy said...

Considering all the time Tom Wolfe spent with the Merry Pranksters, I'd think he'd appreciate some brightly-colored clothing.

Cormac Brown said...


He seems remarkably Kesey-free, doesn't he? I should of gone with tie-dye.

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Are you going to listen to anyone who wears his pants up practically hiked up around him armpits?

I think not, dear Mr. Brown. I think not.

Bubs said...

"Schadenfreude may not be good for the soul, but the brain enjoys it entirely too much."

Truer words were never spoken.

I loved, loved that story! The very end, especially. Very nice.

Cormac Brown said...


I'm not? Er, I mean, I'm not! Yes, certainly, I'm not!


"Truer words were never spoken."

At least in my family.

I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

Quin Browne said...

oh, that was effing clever, you clever man

i totally didn't see it coming....

(my hated ex brother used to be one, and he had some great stories)

Cormac Brown said...


The Missus will tell you that I specialize in misdirection, because that is the key to survival when you tick women off as much as I do.

I'd like to interview your ex-brother-in-law...meh, probably not if he is like your ex.

paulbrazill said...

'a hard man to ignore, but well worth the effort'- Bob Monkhouse.

Cormac Brown said...


A thank ya.