1:16 PM – Ok, more than half an hour since my original blog post and still no one has bought it. Keep reading for up to the minute updates!
1:22 PM – Some looks, I thought, but alas they were only for All That I Am. And now for lunch, hopefully in half an hour I will have good news for you (me).
2:08 PM – After an unintentionally extended lunch break, I have returned to find it unmoved from before. Going to try to reposition it so as to make it more visible.
2:27 PM – No results yet, but the day has hit a bit of a lull anyway. I’m still feeling positive about it.
3:15 PM – Well, three quarters of an hour later and still nothing. I have a new theory, maybe people (people like you? WHY HAVEN’T YOU BOUGHT IT? You know, if you haven’t) think it’s TOO good for them? And I guess on some level, what are we mere mortals compared to The Sisters Brothers.
3:40 PM – Ok, I am prepared to let the lack of purchase thus far slide, as business is irregularly slow. You hear that? Like Robin Williams curing Will Hunting, it’s not your fault.
4:01 PM – Could The Sisters Brothers be considered a children’s book? It has horsies! That die. And a little girl! Who’s evil. And a dog! That is poisoned. (Those last two being in the dreamlike Intermissions in the book). I guess what I’m asking is can I recommend it to someone looking for a book for a 10 year old girl?
4:23 PM – Well my conscience is clean – no 10 year olds corrupted – but alas the book remains.
4:49 PM – 11 minutes till closing time. Will a champion come before then or will I have to continue tomorrow? KNOW THAT I AM FULLY PREPARED TO
5:00 PM – Well, I’m disappointed. But I will be here tomorrow and I WILL see this book bought. And I am NOT buying a second copy for myself. If you’re reading this and you haven’t read The Sisters Brothers, do yourself (and also me) a favour and come pick it up tomorrow. It may not be here much longer… Hopefully.