RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

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Postby MarylandManson » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:47 pm

Interesting! My copy (preordered thru Amazon.ca) shipped yesterday. I suspect they don't hang around in the warehouses too long.

So for RED SNOW, if not other books, the timetable looked something like this:

12/14 Arrived at Penguin warehouse
12/15 Shipped from Penguin to Chapters
12/16 Shipped from Chapters warehouse to individual recipients
12/17 Received in Ontario mailboxes!
12/18 Shipped from Penguin to Amazon.ca
12/21 Shipped from Amazon.ca to individual recipients

Or some such. Which could mean that Chapters is the super-fast-track over Amazon.ca for those who want a copy of the book as quickly as possible. At least this time around. Anyhow, it's helpful for future reference.

By the way, e.t., did your copy arrive via Canada Post or another carrier? U.S. Postal Service is actually rather speedy--just wondering how Canada Post does.

Thanks! MM

Edited to add:

Well, I would have had a copy today if the DHL Express driver had bothered to look around the side of my house, where I was building a snow-saucer course for my daughters! So close, yet so far...

Speaking of girls and winter fun...would that be Pink Snow?
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Postby Slade » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:00 am

"A VIOLENT VISION OF THE 2010 OLYMPICS: THRILLER TAKES GAMES SECURITY FEARS TO THE BLOODY MAX. Michael Slade won't be winning any gold medal of appreciation from Tourism Whistler in this Olympic year - or, perhaps, any in the next decade. Taxpayers not only may be paying for the Games for the rest of their lives, but some could actually pay for them with their lives. At least, they do in Slade's fictional world. He may have done the Vancouver Olympic organizers a huge favor. That $900-million bill for security? It's well worth it, some readers may decide by the last page of RED SNOW." - VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, with the Legislature. The TIMES COLONIST is its paper.
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Postby e_taylor » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:40 pm

At least in Ontario, Chapters ships exclusively via Canada Post. Not sure about East or West.

And great accolade there Slade!
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Postby PohlSE » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:08 pm

Slade wrote:"A VIOLENT VISION OF THE 2010 OLYMPICS: THRILLER TAKES GAMES SECURITY FEARS TO THE BLOODY MAX. Michael Slade won't be winning any gold medal of appreciation from Tourism Whistler in this Olympic year - or, perhaps, any in the next decade. Taxpayers not only may be paying for the Games for the rest of their lives, but some could actually pay for them with their lives. At least, they do in Slade's fictional world. He may have done the Vancouver Olympic organizers a huge favor. That $900-million bill for security? It's well worth it, some readers may decide by the last page of RED SNOW." - VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, with the Legislature. The TIMES COLONIST is its paper.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brilliant!
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Postby e_taylor » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:07 am

Red Snow offered up many curve balls that I didn't see coming.

Well done Slade, well done indeed!
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Postby Mbwun » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:02 pm

I was going to go to the local Chapters yesterday, and see if they had the book in yet, but something came up and I didn't make it downtown. But I see on their website the store here has several copies in stock, so I'll probably be picking one up today.
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Postby Tautriadelta » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:24 pm

good hunt Mbwun, I got mine also at Chapters but the one here in Montreal...yesterday :D
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Postby Slade » Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:05 am

Sladists,

THE BILL GOOD SHOW, Part 2, airs tomorrow, 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. Pacific time, just after the news.

Click "Listen live" here:

http://www.cknw.com:80/

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Postby Slade » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:42 am

All the books are in at Dead Write. I'll sign them tomorrow.

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Postby Slade » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:06 pm

Sladists,

THE TORONTO STAR has the largest circulation in Canada. Not only is it the paper where Ernest Hemingway cut his teeth...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dateline:_Toronto

...but Slade's first job was as a paperboy for the cross-Canada STAR WEEKLY.

Here's the STAR's review of RED SNOW on Sunday, January 10:

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/bo ... roportions

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Postby dreab trawets » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:23 pm

Going to have to stop looking at these reviews. The one above being very good in hooking people in, but possibly giving a little too much away.

Still think a tv series, made by the same people who did Harpers Island would be cool. And if not RED SNOW, imagine what they could do with RIPPER. Which also has people dying on an island...
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Postby Slade » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:05 am

Sladists,

THE GLOBE AND MAIL is Canada's national newspaper.

http://www.ctvolympics.ca/news-centre/newsid=26219.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/books/ne ... le1432191/

Martin Ansin, I'm sure you'll agree, is one cool illustrator (see the Mountie reflected in the blood?):

http://martinansin.com/

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Postby twist » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:35 pm

Dead Write came through with my copy to the US and I just finished Red Snow. Another incredible mind-ride and reading experience. Well done!
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Postby Slade » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:15 am

For those reading RED SNOW, here's a map. Pull down or push up the + and - slide to the left:

http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Whistler&state=BC
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Postby Slade » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:53 pm

Heads up, Collectors. Here's a rarity:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/RED-SNOW-BY-MICHAEL- ... 10001r5198
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