The text and the book

I’ve been living with the text of Zombie Economics for a long time and the cover art came out a while back. But now I finally have my hands on a physical copy of the book, and it’s surprising what a difference the real object makes. My immediate reaction was to open it with dread, sure that some terrible error would jump out at me, but that didn’t happen (no doubt the reviewers will find them, but that’s their job).

With that out of the road, I’ve been filled with irrational confidence. “Surely”, I think, “even the most jaded traveller, passing this book on the airport bookstall, will feel impelled to buy it”. No doubt, this optimistic glow won’t survive the arrival of actual sales figures, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

9 thoughts on “The text and the book

  1. As something of a fan of comic illustrations, I give Dimitri’s efforts a lot of gold stars. It feels exactly right, given that we blog-lurkers have been privvy to the book’s text in its rawest form.

  2. I’ve ordered my copy. Looking forward to it – sort of a backgrounder to reading “Deer Hunting with Jesus”, which is a damn good book.

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