Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Falling Glass excerpt and links

Back in mid-March I posted my thoughts on Adrian McKinty's new novel Falling Glass. I honestly loved the story, but unfortunately, it's not available in hard copy in the U.S so I wasn't able to post an excerpt to give those of you that pop on here a sense of how the author writes. Well, that issue has now been resolved thanks to Spinetingler magazine being allowed to post the prologue and first 2 chapters of the book. So, just CLICK HERE to check it out. I promise it won't be a waste of time.

Spinetingler has also posted some interesting thoughts by Adrian McKinty of how Falling Glass came to be HERE for anyone who might be wondering where "Killian" came from.

And last, but not lest, some reviews of said novel. Again from Spinetingler, CLICK HERE, from Detectives Beyond Borders HERE, and From Seana at Not New For Long, HERE.

Why, might you ask, am I posting all of these links for a book not available here? Easy, because the book is worth it and I'd like to get the word out. So, check it out, and if you're interested, it can be ordered from over seas by Amazon affiliates or downloaded from Audible.

12 comments:

adrian mckinty said...

Glenna

Thanks for this and hopefully if there's demand I'll get a US publisher eventually??

seana said...

Way to get the word out, Glenna, and thanks for the linkage. If we ruled the world, eh?

Glenna said...

Here's to hoping Adrian.

Glenna said...

Seana, yeah, if only.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I'm waiting for The Book Repository to deliver my copy, so I'm abstaining from reading anything about it. Your endorsement is what originally sold me on it. Not that I needed any motivation. I'll always remember last year when I read Ghosts of Belfast and right after that Dead I Well May Be. It was one of those moments where I was like WOW, this is what it's all about, what I 'd be searching for, in literature at least. Now, I'll read "Collusion" after "FG"...try to recapture that magic.

Love the new blog look!

Glenna said...

Sean, I know exactly what you mean, only for me it started with all of the "Dead" trilogy and moved to a whole world of new authors. Getting away from the American best seller status quo has been part of what's made reading such an enjoyable hobby.

I can't believe you've resisted Collusion so long. I bet you're going to really like it.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I know I will love "Collusion". I see there is a Kindle double feature with TGOB and Collusion for the same download on Amazon.

RE: Adrian's comment "if there's demand I'll get a US publisher eventually??" Is that insane or what? A total injustice. Still would love to see a screen version of DIWMB.

Glenna said...

That's a nice find Sean.

Honestly, I'm not sure I'd want a screen version of DIWMB simply because short of using the book itself as a script, it would be impossible for it to live up to my expectations.

seana said...

Well, the director couldn't be a slouch, but I think it would make a great movie in the right hands and with the right cast. Shoulda been Colin Farrell playing MF, but he's a bit long in the tooth now.

I'm with you guys on the Irish crime fiction. Although lately, as I post review after review of yet another great Irish crime book, I wonder exactly how it all came to this...

Glenna said...

Seana, you mean what lead up to such good authors coming out of the woodwork?

I often wish I was interested enough in history to go through the trouble to find out. Although, I admit, some of the stuff Adrian puts in his books has gotten me a bit curious.

seana said...

Well, Glenna, I predict that at some point you will be. Especially if you do manage to get to Ireland, because those are people who do love their history. Every sad and tortured last bit of it. They will show you the bullet holes in the post office walls in Dublin if you even look like you're interested.

But no, I really meant how did it come to pass that working in a bookstore, people are always raving about the latest new thing and inevitably when they get around to asking me what I'm reading, I have to say, "Oh, I'm reading this great Irish crime novel, but sorry, you can't buy it here, because it's out of print/not published in the U.S...Of course it's not always true, but it's been true a time or two to many. Not just Falling Glass, but any of Declan's books now, that Requiem for the Departed anthology, and so on.

Glenna said...

I hope you're right. I'd love to hear the stories straight from those that were there. I have a female acquaintance that is a missionary in the middle east, her perspective is quite amazing and her stories are always interesting.

I bet that is fustrating. I bet you meet some interesting people that way too.