Hello Good People
This morning I read once more the extract from ‘PROMETHEUS ASCENDING’ that Smiley got on Amazon. I read slowly, scrolling the pages up and through. In so doing, came to understand the mechanics of putting a conventional hard-back book on to a Kindle pad. It’s not unlike transferring the text from a page to a toilet roll; the ‘page’ is smaller, more narrow, and all are joined as a roll, one page under another, under another and so on. I think that’s how Smiley has got the total number of pages (on Kindle) down to just over 200. She’s done a great job with the “taster”. She goes from the cover to the point when I’m about to introduce the last major character – Alvin Gavaert – the American freelance investigative journalist – who records the events. Way to go!