I write a lot for my job. Likely three-quarters of what I do is based on typing a lot of detail that needs to be relied upon. I like it. Think I am good at it. But I have to tell you that co-writing this quasi-fictional narrative on good beer with Max - the one that flies through time and space - is more fun than I have had in a long time with a keyboard on my lap. Interestingly, as pointed out by Boak... or Bailey... or Boak and Bailey, we learn we are not alone:
-> Dredgie has his Craft Beer World: A Guide to Over 350 of the Finest Beers Known to Man on pre-order from Amazon in Canada, the US and the UK.
-> Ron announced his newest book entitled with characteristic brevity, The Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer: Rediscovered Recipes for Classic Brews Dating from 1800 to 1950. It can also be acquired for an embarrassingly low price. You should buy it now.
-> Jeff has passed the 200,000 word mark for his monumental tome, the Beer Bible. That is about eight times what Max and I have written. That is nutty but, being a Bible, clearly having the Lord God whispering in your ear helps.
-> And Evan has also posted a new Kindle book of three stories entitled Triplebock which can also be acquired for an embarrassingly low price. You should buy it now, too.
I think what all these works may have in common is that they will not be as whacked as what Max and I are working on. Which reminds me. Miniaturization. We have not worked miniaturization into the story. "Look Max, up there... that's a grain of malt," said Alan. "It's huuuge!" said Max. See? That's the golden touch I am talking about.
But what is most curiosity-triggering for me... well, excepting my curiosity about what the heck I am going to write... is the book that B+B themselves appear to have been writing for exactly yoinks. They appear to be aiming to chronicle British beer culture from WWII to now. Just a wee topic. A little something to do on the side. Their recent post on Mass Observation has upped my interest.