Not sure how I missed knowing about this book (obviously I'm not as obsessed with your career and goings-on as I should be, Alex
Anyway, I just ordered a copy, and thought the following were interesting:
1. Neither bn.com (Barnes & Noble) nor buy.com appear to have ever heard of it, so you can't order it from either of them! <_< (I usually prefer those websites because Amazon is based here in WA state, so I have to pay sales tax to buy from them...and I'm cheap.)
2. Amazon.com pulls it right up immediately; I didn't even have to go to Amazon.brit or whatever the UK version is (like I did to get your earlier book, The Art of Diving, which I love BTW).
3. Apparently Amazon USA still doesn't keep the book in stock, because their "delivery estimate: April 14, 2008 - May 2, 2008" is 6-8 weeks from now! So if anybody is thinking of getting a copy for a special occasion (e.g., for their own birthday, anniversary, May Day, 4th of July, etc.), they oughtta order it NOW, not wait till the last minute.
4. There isn't a single buyer review of the book on the Amazon listing, so Steve (and others who own it), you ought to take a minute to go enter a review - heck, just cut and paste some of what you posted in this thread! You might help Alex sell a few more copies, enabling him to afford an extra order or two of fish & chips, which he surely needs!
Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting my copy - it's not often you are virtually guaranteed to get your money's worth when you buy something, but with Alex's work, I'm confident that is the case!
Edited by bmyates, 01 March 2008 - 10:33 AM.