SNUG was published – in a promotional but professional edition by the Antonia Kerrigan Literary Agency – in March of 2013. Before then, the MS had circulated among several trusted critical readers (most of them writers themselves). When the book was finally out, the first people to get a copy were, naturally enough, either friends or acquaintances or at least people I had had some kind of contact with. The comments that they wrote to me or posted on Amazon sites are, nonetheless, genuine ones, meaning they are free of false praise (they can be found in the Readers’ Comments section). But on July 21st, for the first time, someone I don’t know at all posted this message on the Amazon US site:
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful – a must read! July 21, 2013
By Kenneth Paul
SNUG is, from start to finish, a powerful novel. It evokes a diverse range of emotions, and does an outstanding job of exposing the mentality of “civilized” xenophobic ignorance that is at the heart of – and generated by – colonialism. A fascinating, moving and thought-provoking book, which I highly recommend!
Mr Paul, I don’t know who you are, but thank-you for being the first total stranger to post a comment online about SNUG…