Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Heights: First Review

So the first review came in yesterday and overall, I think it's quite positive. Of course, I don't much care for the "melodramatic cliches" quip. For the record, I did a google search for the phrase they referenced, exactly 1 hit showed up, so how cliche can it really be? 

I think the reviewer really understood what I was trying to do with the book. I found the observation about Hindley's character to be interesting. I would say the reviewer's impression has more to do with the fact the book is told in observation from two other characters' points of view. His character is one dimensional per each's perception because that's how they see him. Though, when considered from the two different points of view, I think he does have more depth. 

All in all...a good start :)


  1. Nice, Brian. Congratulations. And I managed to arrange for someone to bring copy to me next weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA.

    Her words to me were that if she could pry one of her ARCs from the hands of her reading group, I would get my copy of THE HEIGHTS. She told me: I HAVE TO READ THIS.

    Who was your editor?

  2. awesome...let me know what you think.

    I worked mostly with Jean on this one.