Thursday, 23 July 2009

Spreading the word: Candor (Pam Bachorz)

I like debut authors. I think they have it tough, trying to make it in a market where nobody knows them; and few people are willing to gamble $30 on an unknown name. (Yes, new books are $30+ in New Zealand. Yes, it's daylight robbery.)

Anyway, every Thursday I'm trying to post something about an author or a book, and I'm trying to give preference to debut authors and debut books. I think it's important to spread the word! After all, I hope to be a debut author myself one day — and "do unto others", etc.

And so: Candor by Pam Bachorz. I had a brief look to see what it's about, and found a review of Candor here.

I've also posted the book trailer below. But I would recommend reading the linked review as well. To be honest, the trailer turned me off a bit and made me wonder if it was just tween angst crap; the review made it sound more like Nineteen Eighty-Four (in a good way), with everyone living under the autocratic rule of a dictator who wants to control not only people's actions, but their minds — and will do anything to achieve his goal. But read the review for yourself, and see what you think.

One thing I like is when authors post chapters online. It gives you a sense of their writing style, and of whether you'll really enjoy the story. This author is one of the gracious who has posted her first chapter online ("hot off the presses before it's even hit the presses").

Sounds good to me! A junior Nineteen Eighty-Four, perhaps. You decide:


sharonluvscats said...

$30?! That is insane! Many thanks for posting about my review. :D

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