Saint Dominic's Update
Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:56PM

I don't want to give the impression that I am obsessively searching the internet for validation, but...

There are now three 5-star reviews on Amazon UK (thanks folks!) and it's also nice to see the following brief review on the Tower Records site:

5 out of 5 stars A Wow of a Book, December 21, 2012

By Dean Dee

Read it. A brilliant little tome that reads like good fiction, when it is in fact unvarnished reality. Morrison is enigmatic, and brilliant.

On the other hand, another reader was less than impressed:

New Van Morrison book - St. Dominic Flashback

About, as you may surmise, St. Dominic's Preview. Regretfully, the author's reach exceeds his grasp, and the interviews he did with the participating musicians are missed opportunities. Two revelations in 120 some pages 1. "Jackie Wilson Said" was pretty much one take (Van actually stopped the second take when it began). 2. "Listen To The Lion" was actually from the Tupelo Honey Sessions, and apparently there's a second, somewhat different take (wouldn't that have been a great bonus track if that album ever been reissued a few years back as originally scheduled). Great album, disappointing book....

Oh well, no publicity is bad publicity, I guess...

Kindle sales are now well into three figures, but I won't get any stats on the paperback till April.

Onward and upward...

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