May
20
2014

In the Mail: The Weed Agency.

Jim Geraghty’s first novel (I believe). Halfway through it now, and it’s depressing reading*, because: it’s all true. Worse, the true stuff includes all the horrible things that you’d think that Jim was making up about government bureaucracies. If anything, I think that he’s sugar-coated it in places, simply because you need to ease people into the Awful Truth of how bad it’s gotten.

Book’s out in a couple of weeks; I’ll almost certainly have interviewed Jim about the book before then. By all means, pre-order the book.

Moe Lane

*The tone is chipper, mind you. And yes, chipper AND depressing is an interesting combo.

4 Comments

  • Luke says:

    Why the heck is the Kindle version more expensive than the physical book?
    On what planet does *that* make sense?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Kindle prices are often linked to hardcover prices; the book itself is softcover. Also at Amazon standard discount price.

    • Freddie Sykes says:

      Same thing occasionally happens on PC games: the disc copy is more expensive than the download. Same thing someimes happens in the grocery and liquor stores. Always check unit pricing

    • sicsemperstolidissimum says:

      On a planet where book publishing has been a de facto cartel in at least one market, and hence has the business practices screw to gumney and back.
      .
      http://madgeniusclub.com/2014/05/19/let-your-folly-be/
      .
      Or maybe this stuff only describes English language genre fiction?
      .
      Either way, a business environment where one can negotiate away the competition becomes as dysfunctional as a political environment where there is no risk of a faction losing its power.

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