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November 05, 2006

Disappointment

A smallish, medium-interested audience did not seem to react at all to my reading from Messages from the Lost Continent last Friday. Neither did they seem bored, nor did the funny lines provoke more than a smallish smile from two listeners.

I guess it was the weather. Or the moon. Or they were just tired. Or I was.

Posted by Horst on November 5, 2006 09:45 PM to books & bookkeeping | Tell-a-friend
Comments
dieter said on November 8, 2006 09:36 AM:

1. Probably not the right text for the kind of audience.
2. I checked your blog to find out whether you would read this time and didn't see anything.
3. How can it be that I did not see this blog entry yesterday when it was already written three days ago? - Proxy?

Horst said on November 8, 2006 03:09 PM:

1. Whatever.
2. I didn't write a blog entry, but it was in the sidebar -- right below "what the critics say". I didn't send out a mail this time, after all it was just 5 minutes. There is a separate RSS feed for this kind of thing, which you can subscribe to.
3. No, I first saved this as a draft and only published it a few days later.

dieter said on November 8, 2006 06:42 PM:

@2 Sorry, I didn't see the side bar. Was somehow more catchy in the old design... Whatever. What's much more important: will the book be out in time?

Completely unrelated: disappointment largely depends on expectations. I have rarely been more disappointed than by watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Jann said on November 9, 2006 01:34 AM:

The excerpts you read were funny, Horst, but I think that group last Friday was too tired to summon up the energy necessary to enter into the mood of the story. That's my take on the situation anyway.

My week in Vienna went too quickly. Beautiful historic city, lots to see, wonderful food, nice people ... I didn't like to leave.

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