July 02, 2007


Mark Thwaite

Hi Mark,

One of the great pleasures, for me, of having set up ReadySteadyBook.com has been personally to get to know some of the writers I've featured on the site. Tom McCarthy is one of those who has become a friend of mine. He is a seriously clever gentleman: engaging, energetic and very smart -- just like his writing.


Looking forward to this book!

Antoine Wilson

Nice work. Can't wait to read the book. Cheers, A

tod goldberg

If not for TinTin, we wouldn't have had Stephen TinTin Duffy of "Kiss Me" fame nor the Thompson Twins, which I think would have made the New Wave world a bid sadder and my years between 13-15 a lot more cool. "Hold Me Now" has always sounded vaguely criminal to me.

But hey: if you liked McCarthy's writing, I urge you to pick up Remainder. Great stuff.


Hi Mark - just for your Canadian readers - The Granta edition of TINTIN AND THE SECRET OF LITERATURE is available from Raincoast Books north of the border. We also have the Alma editions of Tom's debut novel REMAINDER (which is awesome by the way!) and his new novel MEN IN SPACE (published in September).

I'd also like to second Mark Thwaite here - I met Tom at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto last October and he's a great guy.

Laura Strachan

Love Tintin (whom my husband and I discovered many years ago on our honeymoon in Hong Kong) and love Richard Nash (who remains one of my hopes for the publishing industry). Good work, Mark. Can't wait to see the book.

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