Now, the Toronto Arts Magazine gives a positive review of Zed entitled “A for Zed.” To show you a difference of perspective; Linda and I thought the comment: “she seems to have thrown the characters in a blender, occasionally pressing "stop" to give us a look.” was a very positive comment; putting people in a blender=good thing! Only later did we think, maybe the reviewer was trying to say that she found it a bit overwhelming.
It is true there are continual sections of Zed which need leaps of logic and intuition. I tend to write as I want to read, books that require active mental involvement. Of course, forcing readers to have to picture things they don’t want to is an added bonus (“I get it, she’s skinning his face with a potato peeler. Ewwww!”) As the reviewer Zoe Whittall says, “Zed is the definition of provocative, if you can handle it..” Unanimous! Every single review has implied that if you are some flower sniffing, dewy-eyed, love watching Little House on the Prairies person and you read Zed then you will be found drooling and twitching over page 212 and spend the rest of your days in a locked ward. And who says I’m not making a positive impact with my life?
Arsenal has said that due to the award nominations they have received many requests from American press for review copies in anticipation of the May release date.
On Amazon.ca I have fallen from ranking 22,000 to 299,873! To counter this, as a special offer, order from Amazon.ca and I will come to your house to read you the book while you fall asleep, before leaving with your new stereo system.
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