Thursday, October 27, 2011

Well would you look at that

'There's only one thing worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about.'

-- Oscar Wilde




(From Bookseller & Publisher Online today.)

13 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Congratulations. Nothing like arousing the chatter of admiration, worse if it's scorn, but of course it wouldn't be that, not alongside those others.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Yes, the company is pretty illustrious all right.

Nabakov said...

Cool!

Now if only you'd worked into your subtitle "The secret love tapes of Michael Jackson", you'd be cresting on Google trends as well.

Ms WV just asked me to write 'hiesityl'. Working on getting it now - with a Glenmorangie Quinta Ruba in one hand, a jazz cigarette in the other and the mouse in the third.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

I'm drinking brandy, myself. If I'd known I was going to make this curry, I would have bought some beer.

phillhunt said...

Good review in yesterday's InDaily too.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Really, Phill? Thanks for the heads-up -- but I can't find it!

elsewhere said...

Congratulations! That's great news. Now for a byline about a street-sweeper getting married in Adelaide.

phillhunt said...

Sorry Kerryn, a bum steer. It was Wednesday's. Here's the link.


http://www.indaily.com.au/?iid=55701#folio=008

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Thanks Phill, I tracked it down. Have been amused by the several people (all men) including this dude complaining that I didn't write about sport. The two or three times I have written about sport in the past, certain men have fallen over themselves in their eagerness to tell me that I've Got It All Wrong.

El, yes, that would work. Or perhaps a screenplay?

Fred said...

I've read the illustrious work until I reached "cattywampus". I'm now on high alert for any other feline words that PC has snuck in.

Kerryn Goldsworthy said...

Google it! It's a perfectly cromulent word.

Nigel Featherstone said...

Brilliant.

paul walter said...

Encouraging to see you've resisted the temptation to skite.
Am embiggened, for this discovery that this cattywumpus is cromulent, but fear for its comfort and sense of well- being.
Never cease to be amazed at codeword cromulence and neologesis at blogsites:
The codeword this time is, "hymeness"(?)