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Saturday, July 16th, 2011 Horrorthon Posts

Barney Miller’s and my supernatural teen thriller 7 Souls was just published in Germany, so I awoke to a big thick bubbly envelope containing two German hardcover first editions of Seven Souls (They kept the English title).

Wow! I have never in my life been in a situation like this: I’m flipping through a book I can’t read (because it’s in German) but those are my sentences and I can see the English product names and place names (“Das taxi raste über den Central Park South”) poking through. Somebody sure went to a lot of fucking trouble and drank a lot of German coffee while wrestling with our sentences.

Obviously stuff gets translated all the time (and Google will do it in three seconds). I’m just blatantly grooving on the excellence of getting something like this in the mail! Zowie wowie.