Rogues in the House

by John J. Miller on November 4, 2009

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One of the blogs I check just about every day is The Cimmerian, which specializes in Robert E. Howard but covers much else besides. I came to know its creator, Leo Grin, when I was working on a story about REH and Conan for the WSJ. We’ve become friends across the interwebs. Do you like the title bar of Leo designed it.

Anyway, Leo has graciously acknowledged the publication of The First Assassin, in a post that includes observations on the culture and economics of book publishing that will wake you up faster than a cup of espresso at a Borders coffee bar: “More and more it’s becoming the norm for true book lovers to never set foot in a brick-and-mortar bookstore, places that are quickly becoming glorified coffee shops featuring clueless employees, frustratingly narrow inventories, and obscene prices.”

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