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On Clare Dudman's blog, I answer a bunch of questions about Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, so you should go and read it.

Clare and I cover such topics as the book coming out of this blog, how much it changed in the writing of it, re-reading, and important things such as what I do first thing in the morning. Clare has even read Twenty-Six Lies/One Truth, as well, and dug it. In fact, this is what she says about it:

"Yes, I like your book very much - in fact I think it is quite extraordinary. I love the way it blends facts and autobiography.  I thought it  very well written - in turn thought-provoking, wise and then startling and shocking.  I thought perhaps it was a book I could dip into and it certainly works on that level - but I also realise as I read that  there is a story evolving here - something hidden with much subtlety which means it has to be read as a whole to appreciate."

There are some images, there, as well. I never know what to do with images, never know what to put up. It isn't that I dislike photos--it's that I dislike those people who move around crowds with cameras in their hands, saying, 'Smile,' right before they steal your soul, again. Then you end up with a whole heap of bad photos of yourself. So, ultimately, I struggle to find one that captures that special something about me. That unspeakable quality, you know? That was, of course, until I checked my email late last night and found what J, who lives in London, sent me:

The quintessential Ben Peek, she said.


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Nov. 28th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
speaking as a regular soul stealer, I think that photo is very *you*
Nov. 28th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
i'm not surprised ;)
Nov. 28th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
That interview is pretty quintessential as well.

I was going to e-mail you about how much I liked your book and haven't gotten around to it yet. But I will tell you the best thing about it (for me personally) is that if you've got that in you, you've got a lot more as well. There were places where... the veneer was very thin and I wondered... what if he can smash THAT someday too?

Good stuff, Dr. Peek. Good stuff.
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
neat :) thanks, glad you like it.

don't be afraid to tell people, either. like review it on amazon... :) (i actually have no idea if that helps, mind.)
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
I will. I looked a few days ago and saw that it was sitting there sadly with no reviews and thought about doing one. If I don't have time before, I'll write it while I'm waiting for my psychologist on Thursday!(I don't know why, but that just made me giggle uncontrollably.)
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
heh. everyone should write their reviews in the waiting room.

anyhow, yeah, no reviews there. it's early, but i figure having some up there might just influence some people. maybe it helps the word of mouth thing. who knows?
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
I'll try to do it soon and then maybe I can be THE FIRST reviewer. Oooooohhh. That's a motivator.
Nov. 28th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
we're alla bout the finest incentives here at castle peek ;)
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