To those of you who have already purchased at least one copy of REVOLUTION: bravo. Be sure to give yourself a well-deserved round of applause and/or pat on the back just as soon as you’ve bought another copy and convinced someone else to do the same. To the rest of you: we completely understand your situation. Failure to do the smart, obvious, natural thing does not reflect any flaws in your basic character; it’s simply that you’ve been short on money, or short on time, or you suspect the book of being worthless garbage and have no desire to read it. Yet the awareness of your lapse in reasonable, responsible behavior continues to gnaw away at you day and night—you’re mortified by the thought of being “out of the loop,” or not considered “cool” or “sexy” by all the high-flyers who are discussing REVOLUTION with each other at cocktail parties while chuckling smugly. Well, we have a very simple solution to your dilemma. Oh, no, wait… actually we don’t. Oops. Anyway, just buy the book.
What’s the first idea that pops into your mind when you think of Memorial Day? If you’re like most people, it’s being curled up by yourself on the sofa in front of a nice warm fire, sipping hot cocoa and reading a great book. Well we’re going to help make that dream come true. For a limited time only, if you purchase a physical or electronic copy of REVOLUTION from each of the retailers linked on our Buy page and one from our own shop, we’ll throw in an extra paperback copy of REVOLUTION for only $15. That’s right! Just be sure to put the extra copy in your cart, and the deal will automatically be figured into your total. No need to thank us—just enjoy.
We are very excited to bring you another exclusive excerpt from the extensive interview Lance Reece-Boyle recently conducted with REVOLUTION author David Dorrough.
LRB: I recognize the next part of this interview might be somewhat uncomfortable for you…
DD: Well, every part of it has been uncomfortable, Lance. This chair you gave me is hard as a rock.
LRB: Uh, sorry about that. But anyway, I was saying, I always try to be thorough in my conversations with authors, even when it means asking some tough questions.
DD: That seems very smart, Lance.
LRB: Now, a lot of reviewers have said some rather unfavorable things about your book.
DD: What? No. I think you’ve probably got my book confused with someone else’s book.
LRB: I’m looking at a review now that sums up REVOLUTION as “the boring and nonsensical ramblings of a shockingly feeble mind.”
DD: Okay… Not really sure what your point is.
LRB: This one here is unusually blunt—it just says, “This novel is one of the worst ever written.”
DD: Well, Lance, you have to consider the source.
LRB: The source is a highly respected book critic with decades of professional experience.
LRB: Here’s one that asserts that REVOLUTION is “worthless… in fact, worse than worthless.”
DD: Well, most things in life, if we’re honest, match that description. When thinking of reading my book, you need to look at it relative to the alternatives.
LRB: Here’s another one. It characterizes REVOLUTION as “an unwelcome, uninteresting and totally unnecessary addition to the L.A. literary canon.”
DD: Well, at least I made it into the canon, you know? I mean, I think that’s pretty good.
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If you haven’t yet purchased at least one copy of REVOLUTION, let this post serve as a gentle reminder that buying this phenomenal book is an extremely smart thing to do. And the sooner, the smarter. So come on, show how super-smart you are by buying REVOLUTION immediately! You won’t regret it. Very much. Probably. To anyone reading this who has already bought the book, we congratulate you on being so crafty, and strongly suggest that you cement your reputation as an intellectual titan by buying REVOLUTION again. Why take any chances, right?
Over the past several weeks, many aspiring readers of REVOLUTION have contacted us to say that, though they’re very eager to read it, some issue or other with the book is challenging them. So we thought we’d address the most commonly cited difficulties here. First of all we want to make it clear that, regardless of any problems you might be having with REVOLUTION, you should definitely still read it (and buy it), and should definitely encourage everyone you’ve ever met to do the same. Okay, now for specifics. Some people have complained that REVOLUTION is too long. To remedy this, we suggest skipping every other chapter; you are unlikely to miss anything important. Oddly enough, other people have complained the book is too short. To those folks we suggest reading each chapter twice. By far the most common complaint we’ve received about REVOLUTION is that it’s too boring. Easily resolved: just read it while intoxicated. Finally, a few people have complained that they are unable to read REVOLUTION because they don’t know how to read. Thankfully, REVOLUTION was created with the very special quality that all its valuable content can be absorbed into the mind through osmosis. Simply purchase three paperback copies and place them underneath your pillow each night before bed.
We are excited to share another excerpt from a recent interview with REVOLUTION author David Dorrough, conducted by highly esteemed literary journalist Lance Reece-Boyle.
LRB: Isn’t it true that, prior to writing this book, you’d had no experience with writing fiction, or anything else, for that matter?
DD: Yes, correct.
LRB: And you’d had no formal training as a writer, either, right?
DD: Yes, that’s right, Lance. Of course. Isn’t all of this obvious from reading the book?
LRB: Um, well…
DD: Did you even read it?
LRB: Um, well…
DD: Because it’s pretty plain, Lance, from even a cursory glance at… well, any single page of this book, that not only am I lacking training and prior experience, but also sorely lacking in basic intelligence.
LRB: Um, well…
DD: As, apparently, are you, too.
We are very proud to announce that, once again this week, not a single negative word about REVOLUTION was published in Newsweek, Time, Penthouse, or any other prestigious national magazine. Likewise, the editors of all the country’s major newspapers had absolutely nothing bad to say about this truly extraordinary book. We know you’ll wholeheartedly agree with us when we assert that author David Dorrough richly deserves every one of the plaudits that will come his way for such a remarkable achievement.
Is it possible that REVOLUTION is the greatest book ever written? No, of course not. But, according to its author, David Dorrough, he and several other well-respected literary types have speculated that, in all likelihood, REVOLUTION certainly ranks among the five hundred greatest novels about modern L.A. life written by a person with the initials D.D. and published in March of this year. And if that’s not enough to convince you that you should get your hands on a copy and start devouring it, stat… well then we just can’t imagine what would be.
We are excited to share the following excerpt from a recent interview with REVOLUTION author David Dorrough, conducted by literary journalist Lance Reece-Boyle.
LRB: Thanks for sitting down with us today, Mr. Dorrough.
DD: Please—my father was Mr. Dorrough. I think. Anyway, call me David.
LRB: Thanks for sitting down with us today, David.
LRB: Excuse me?
DD: You said “sitting down with us.” Who’s “us”? I don’t see anyone else here except you.
LRB: It’s just a figure of speech.
DD: Oh, hang on! I understand now. You meant your camera crew.
LRB: No, I don’t have a camera crew. This is a print interview. From your appearance I’d assumed you knew that.
DD: Terrific. But, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t prepared any questions.
LRB: That’s okay, I’ll be asking the questions. And we like to start simple here. Just to ensure we aren’t leaving anyone behind by making assumptions about what they already know.
DD: That seems very smart, Blanche.
LRB: Uh, it’s Lance.
DD: Are you sure? I could’ve sworn…
LRB: So let’s begin by just clarifying: you wrote REVOLUTION, and it is a book. Correct?
DD: Yes, that’s right. Now, a book is… well, it’s a bit tricky to explain if someone’s not already familiar with it. Hmm. Well, it’s like a T.V. program, like this one, except it’s in print form. See what I mean?