This is nice. SF Site have posted their Readers’ favourite books of 2007. Look what’s in there at number 5.
Before They are Hanged, that’s what, by Joe Abercrombie.
At number FIVE.
Particularly pleasing since I didn’t even get near the also rans last year, and it’s a book that has barely even been published in the US. SF Site also posted their Critics’ favourite books of 2007. I’m nowhere near that list, naturally, which is fair enough, as you’d expect less commercial, more literary stuff to dominate there. It only goes to prove that I am, indeed, “fastly becoming the Big Mac of the genre”.
Although, come to think of it, I am only at number 5. Pat Rothfuss is looming large at number 1, as he is on virtually everything this year. Curse that bearded fantasy wunderkind and his way with lyrical storytelling! So I guess I’ll have to concede, with great and ill-becoming bitterness, that he’s the Big Mac, at least for 2007. I’m probably closer to a slightly less popular staple of the McDonald’s menu, like, say, a Fillet o’ Fish or something. But I’m on the menu, motherf*ckers!
Before They are Hanged! FIVE!
By who, you ask?
Why, by me, Joe Abercrombie.
I’ll go now.