Thursday, August 18, 2011

Exciting exciting hyperbole :-)



Ooooh, how much do I love this graphic from Wall Street Journal online?

Much much.


Especially since 

a) The Night Circus is one of the books I'm moooooost excited about this fall (after my own :-)

and 

b) it's under the headline "Conjuring the Next Harry Potter"


Um. Okay. "Harry Potter," we all know, is this term that gets thrown around to epitomize all hope and maximum awesome in publishing. It's like the, um, literary equivalent--but opposite--of equating bad people with Hitler, even when they're not even vaguely Hitlerish. You know? But, unlike when people getting called Hitlers (to which one supposes they object), writers do not at all mind seeing their book peering out from beneath a headline that has Harry Potter in it, even though we totally know it is hyperbole.

Ah, exciting exciting hyperbole :-)

Thank you, wsj,com, for this "meep!" experience. For the full article, here is the bit on The Night Circus, which is the featured book, and here are "some more of the new contenders" of which Daughter is FIRST that is to say, with calm dignity and totally not getting caught up in the whole hyperbole thing, of which Daughter is one


(Yeeee!)


Aaaaalso, I have been meaning to tell you that if you waaaaant (I'm all vowely tonight), you can snitch the code for that awesome Daughter countdown widget from the upper right corner, see, right up there? And add it to your blog. If you want. I wouldn't mind that at all :-)



Tra la la.






13 comments:

Megsie said...

I went and read the whole article, and Wow. Congratulations! I am so excited to read this book, I can't even tell you. You know I loved both of your Dreamdark books and Lips Touch, so I would be excited no matter what. But all this buzz?! How exciting for you! And, yes I love that graphic that the WSJ used too. Perfect!

Mare Freeborn said...

Hi, Laini. I've been reading your blog for a while now, and decided I better finally comment after reading that article and worrying that when Daughter comes out you'll be so famous that you have no time whatsoever to read this. I sure hope so. I read Lips Touch and loved it. I haven't yet gotten to the Dreamdark books, but plan on doing so soon. I've just read the excerpt of Daughter and at the end found myself trying to scroll just a little further down so I can see what happens. I can't wait to find out. You weave the tale so well it drew me right in. I'm so looking forward to the release of this book. I think it's going to be wonderful. Thanks for bringing Karou's story into the world. It seems there is no one better than you to tell it.

Mare Freeborn

xegbp said...

So freaking cool. Can not wait to read, Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

Jenn said...

It is a well deserved hyperbole- Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the best book I've read in years (even tops Name of the Wind- a tall order!). I'm looking forward to Night Circus!

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

One thing I love about you Laini, well, besides your books and artistic creations, and photos and magical house remakings, etc. is your open support and promotion of other's works. Your generous spirit embraces the belief in "there's enough to go around". I am looking forward to your book and will certainly check out "Night Circus" as well.

Love, Chelsea said...

Eeeeeeeeeeee

Helen Peters said...

I've also been following your blog for a while now and love it. Have just read the extract from Daughter of Smoke and Bone and it's just wonderful. Can't wait to read the whole book! And, as an English Helen, I am so happy that you have an English Helen in the book! Thank you for a fabulous blog and I'm so looking forward to the release of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Adrienne said...

I will continue to talk up this book to my students in the fall. I think this will be an excellent book club selection for the teen set. They loved Lips Touch.

Evie said...

I loved the wsj photo as well, and couldn't help wondering what authors do when they see things like this related to their work. Now I know--they meep!

I love to see nice people succeed. Congratulations, and I'll be first in line to see your movie(s). Daughter would be amazing on the big screen, but I must confess, I'm pining for a novel and movie of the Druj.

Amber said...

I don't think it IS hyperbole. I have been saying this about you for years! At all my NHA (no hyperbole allowed meetings). You are an amazing writer. For realsies.

:)

Lillian Keenan said...

Laini,
I don't think it is hyperbole love--love that word!) and I am so excited to read your book (and the others, too!) Thanks for posting your countdown to share--I just added it to my blog!

Hart Johnson said...

High praise indeed! I think I'd give my first born for that... then, she's sixteen, demanding and facing college tuition son, so it's possible nobody will take my offering price... But WSJ goes all over, so HUGE splash for you. Congratulations!

LemurKat said...

I read our ARC of "Night circus" about one week before I received your the ARC of "Daughter". I liked yours better. "Night Circus" was really good, but I think yours just had that extra something. Probably the chimeras. I love chimeras. I draw them for a hobby. Anyhow, I am feeling very spoilt to have had two really good ARCs within two weeks. And I can't wait until they're actually released so I can sell them. (I work in a bookstore)

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