Nov 30, 2010

The first American review of 'In The Rooms'

"Shone's comic tone keeps a happier than expected ending free of mawkishness and offers some guarded optimism and self-acceptance, notions that work their way into Patrick's character with a hard-earned grace." — Publisher's Weekly
I can live with that — my ending mawk-free, my optimism on a tight leash, and my grace heard-earnt. Would that the same could be said for my first attempt at Christmas shopping this afternoon, a teary-eyed exercise in frustration.


  1. No one should be crying over Christmas presents in November!

  2. I have to send things overseas so I tend to shop earlier, thus putting a strain on even the most hard-earnt grace.