I am currently reading this book, I have started it three times as I am loving the opening pages.  A vicious satire on America’s corporate culture and the super rich.

I am not too sure what I think of Jim the main character – utter philistine when it comes to art and culture but a VERY compelling character.  Honest about his aims and values.

Is he evil? At present I have no idea so I will withhold judgement until the end!

I was meant to read it through last night but I was at the Headline bloggers evening and went to the pub afterwards with some of the publicists and fellow bloggers and ended up drinking and talking books until 11pm and was in no fit state to read or do anything except fall semi-comatose into bed.

Well the Headline blogger event was fantastic, I was invited by the fantastic Maura Brickell and Sam Eades

We were shown a fab short film about their current and upcoming books, although I was blown away by the opening visuals of a pop up book that was just fantastic, it introduced all the genres that Headline produce and was beautifully made.  It was made by a graphic designer and I would really love to see the actual book…

The quiz was great fun with the team I was in not getting into the top three but having a cracking time nontheless!

We got to meet some fantastic authors,

 The fantastic Cathy Brett – I reviewed Ember Fury in 2009 and have been a fan ever since.  I now have a copy of Scarlett Dedd signed and waiting on my TBR pile ^_^

The ace Jenna Burtenshaw – I have been a fan since I read Wintercraft.

Jonathan L Howard – an author I have heard about and now finally have a copy of of Johannes Cabal: Detective

 Not pictured but also in attendance were Geraint “City Boy” Anderson – meeting him was a memorable experience, he is a very entertaining character.  I enjoyed his City Boy column in The London Paper am interested to find out what his fiction is like.

 Julie Cohen Julie Crouch and Jill Mansell – three authors outside my reading sphere but fantastic to be around and truly wonderful people – good company to have in a pub (and possibly out of the pub as well). 

Today (Satireday) I went to a blogger meet-up at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly.  Spent the afternoon comparing notes on blogging, YA books and chatting about books and hanging out.

I met Carly Bennett, Caroline Rose, Kirsty, Michelle, Sarah, Non and someone whom I can only remember as the French guy – I am so sorry but I cannot remember his name.  Coffee and much fun was had and a trawl around the YA section of Waterstone’s before home to Doctor Who, the episode written by Neil Gaiman and the best episode to date that I can recall seeing and that includes the heartbreaking one where David Tennant said goodbye to Billie Piper on the beach >ahem<

anyway I must get back to American Weather!

3 Thoughts on “Satireday

  1. Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf on May 19, 2011 at 9:13 pm said:

    The Headline party was an enjoyable evening. Paid a visit to Gosh Comics on your recommendation on Sat, before heading home and came away with a couple of graphic novels. 😀

  2. Matt on May 19, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

    Only a couple? I admire your restraint I have to hide my wallet each time I go in there ^_^

  3. jonathanlhoward on May 20, 2011 at 12:45 pm said:

    Sorry I'm looking a bit grim in my picture, I'm not good with cameras. Still, it was a very enjoyable afternoon and a pleasure to meet you.

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