Monday, March 12, 2012


Reviews are starting to come in for Tumblin' Dice and so far they're very good.

The Quill and Quire review is now online here.

There's also a good review in Publisher's Weekly that says:

Things start accelerating from the opening line, which sets the tone, engages interest perfectly, and could have come from Elmore Leonard. "The High had been back together and on the road for a couple of months playing mostly casinos when the lead singer, Cliff Moore, got the idea to start robbing them." And the avalanching pace keeps going as the band's efforts to supplement their income illegally leads to violent complications. The scheme takes a personal turn when the High decide to take revenge on a casino owner, Frank Kloss, who had ripped them off on their first contract, and continued to take advantage of them for a decade of representation. Like Leonard, McFetridge is able to convincingly portray flawed figures on both sides of the law.

And Spinetingler Magazine said, "Tumblin’ Dice is a razor sharp riveting story with a very cool vibe. Loved it. Highly recommended."

It can't be all good, of course, and this week Tumblin' Dice also got a couple of very negative reviews, but I'm not man enough to post links to those.

I also did a Q&A with OpenBook Toronto which is now online here. Some good questions including one about the challenges and pleasures of working with characters from previous books.


Dana King said...

At least Mo Gib was referred to, even if he didn't appear.

John McFetridge said...

Yeah, Dana, but it's the first book Garry didn't make it into...

seana graham said...

Congratulations. And yeah, why give the negative reviews any more bandwidth?

FLSTC01 said...

I just finished reading Tumblin' Dice and absolutely loved it. As an ex-Montrealer now living in Toronto (sound familiar?), I loved all the references to people, places, bands and events from my misspent youth.

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