Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The (insert euphoric adjective here) Vulpes Libris have done another great review. This time it's of The Streets of Babylon.
Which leads me to a Streets themed anecdote that brought home to me the quite awesome capacity of Google Book Search:
Embarking on the final proof read, and in a fairly whimsical mood (the author should here admit that this is a fairly common state for himself to be in ed.) I wondered whether the steamer Helen McGregor that brings Euthanasia to London might be a reference to something or other. It's that kind of book.
Sure enough: it is.
How much information was sifted through in less than a second to bring up that result? It's quite incredible and more than a little scary in that way that unfathomable things are...