|Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 11:13 am: |
Hi Mr Ford
This week, London's Time Out says of your wonderful book: 'A classic ghostly fable of madness, murder and fine art. Ford combines an effective period piece with fabulously inventive twists on some old horror favourites. This is a dark, erotic book, with real pathos at its core.'
If you didn't already know.
I would add that I thoroughly enjoyed Portrait and everyone I've recommended it to has also devoured the novel in a couple of days. An inspiring blend of Stevenson, Conan Doyle, Wilde and Chandler that has me itching to re-read some of those dark 19th-century stories that send a shiver down your spine.
If I say that I forgot that I was reading a book for much of the story - and generally I'm always very conscious of what I'm reading, partly because I'm trying to work out how the writer did it! - then I hope you understand just what a powerful and successful piece of storytelling I felt it to be.
All the best
|Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 09:01 pm: |
Colin: Thanks for the info on the review, but your own review means even more to me. So glad you liked it.
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 02:48 am: |
Jeff - i've just finished Portrait. Am enormously impressed with it.
|Posted on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 06:06 am: |
Hey Liz, coming from you, that just made my week. Thanks for taking the time to read the book and write in. Was wondering if I could e-mail you. I have a question or two about something you might know about. Let me know if you see this.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - 07:31 pm: |
More British love for Charbuque.. This time from Michael Moorcock in the Guardian.