Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blue Heaven

Actually, Blue Heaven is the title of a delightfully Wodehousian comic novel that I've just begun reading. I was pointed to it by expert pointer-out-of-good-things Alison Tyler.

But that's not really what this post is about. This post is about people I know and admire having the heavenly experience of seeing their books on Violet Blue's Hottest Sex Books of 2009 list! So I'm sending a huge CONGRATS! out to Rachel Kramer Bussel, Sacchi Green, D. L. King, Sommer Marsden, Alison Tyler, and Saskia Walker!! (Plus I have a little slice of heaven myself, as a contributor to AT's Playing with Fire, the book that topped the list. So thank you, Alison—for Blue Heaven and Blue Heaven!)


Alison Tyler said...

I'm so glad you liked the book! I don't know how many times I've read it—my copy is beyond battered. And still I laugh out loud at certain phrases.

The scene at the start in the gallery with the horrid pieces of conceptual art—and the artist says:

"A lot of people have been asking me how I make them."

"Really?" asked Holly, suddenly concerned, "have you been telling them?"

"Certainly. It may look complicated, but it's a very simple twelve-step procedure. I'll explain if you like."

"Sure," I said. "We'd both love to—Oh, my God! Is that lock right?" Muttering the old standby about kidney dialysis, I hotfooted it out of the gallery and into the cool night air.

May I say that I just fucking love Blue Heaven.


Jeremy Edwards said...

Self-editing note: I guess "delightfully Wodehousian" is tautological, eh? : )

Danielle said...

ha..isnt that list great?

playing with fire so damn deserved to be on top of the list!!!