Monday, 26 January 2009

City Life did a small profile on there's no point in not being friends with someone if you want to be friends with them 7. it's tomorrow night, free to get in, and starts at 8. more information here (blog) and here (facebook group).

more reviews of The Bird Room:

"germany at the beginning of 1939"

"unlikeable and morally dubious characters" (financial times)

"inherent bleakness" (geek pie)

"this is an excellent book" (Gavin Bower)

"physically uncomfortable"
(Valerie O'Riordan)

"no problem finishing" (unbound)

also, i am reading at this bookslam event on thursday night, too, in London.


Valerie O'Riordan said...

Ta for the link! Review up on Amazon too, though I doubt it'll be visible yet. Five stars!

Hagelrat said...

hahaha. Was "no problem finishing" the nicest thing I said about it? I am quite looking forward to see what you come out with next.

vic said...

I'm coming to the Bookslam event tomorrow night. I will try not to get too scared to say hello.

Martin Higgins said...

Yer book is on the recommends list in my Shortlist magazine. I quote,

"Killen's debut is a perfectly formed short novel about the young and the bored as they navigate their way through McJobs, relationships and fatigue with the modern world. Surreal, sexy and infused with humour so dry it's verging on dehydrated, The Bird Room is unlike anything we've read this year."

Woop woop!

Fat Roland said...

It was good to meet you the other night, Chris. I thought the bird wallpaper was a wonderful coincidence, by the way.

I read the book before / after the No Point In Not Being Friends night. I loved the sadness of it all, and it made me laugh out loud on the bus.

Immediately after reading The Bird Room, I wrote a short story about a gangster horse.

lonlonranch said...

No Point In Not Being Friends was ace the other night, thanks for letting me read.

I work in Blackwell bookshop. Some guy bought the Bird Room today. Hell yeah


Canongate Books said...

Here's another one!

Anonymous said...

(I kept a copy of my above Shortlist review if you'd like it Chris.)

Ben Myers said...

Oops. I don't know why that posted anonymously.