You're doin' it wrong...

I found this on Ebay a few months ago. Someone didn't read very closely while posting their auction:


I went to Sydney with Dalim and Anjel yesterday and accidentally touched David Devereux's new novel. Yes, you did read that correctly: the Double D has written a novel. It's okay, though -- I wiped my hands off on Dalim's shirt.

I did manage to read the back of the book, and it looks like...yes, indeed, it looks like it's the adventures of Mary Sue in the Occult world. I wait with bated breath to get my hands on a copy I don't have to pay for in order to review it.


8 comments:

Steve B said...

Good grief! I read an excerpt of his first book online... the fanfic I did as a joke was better than this! You're certainly right about the Mary-Sue. Urgh.

Constance Parker said...

Thanks, Steve -- now that I know there is a an exerpt online somewhere, I'll have to go find it. What are you trying to do, kill me?! *makes face at you*

Steve B said...

Yes. Also, it's definitely not here:
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/david-devereux/hunter-s-moon.htm

Constance Parker said...
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Constance Parker said...

I would just like you all to remember who is responsible for this.

Hey, steve b, what about a link to that fanfic you wrote to make up for it? :D

Steve B said...

Defintiely not :) It had angst, a self-assured magical PI, and when I got bored or ran out of plot I added Ninjas. Naturally, people loved it.

This was all a long time ago, but I *did* write a fantasy fic that was from the outset meant to show how shallow and ridiculous most fantasy is. I used long words with not enough vowels in them, made sure there was maximum dialogue and minimum description, and gave the whole thing an air of self-important hysteria. I name-dropped “in the town of xyzyeu north of the fabled ruins of xurtysg” just to show that I wasn’t even trying. I thought I’d written a good spoof.

People LOVED it and needed to tell me how detailed and believable they thought my invented world was. At which point I quit writing fic :)

Constance Parker said...

Awww, shucks! I thought I might have gotten to you at a moment of weakness! Who doesn't love ninjas, anyway? :D

Don't you hate it when you TRY to be bad and everyone thinks you're good? Of course, I guess the reverse is worse! ;)

Dalim said...

I just want to say that I have had to through that shirt out...

That is all.