When you think about it, press releases for books aren’t so different from Pink Floyd. They often make us comfortably numb and all that talk of an author “spinning a tale” of “mystery” and “compelling dark fantasy” that “immerses the reader” in “another world” means that, all in all, they’re just another brick in the wall. We were excited, then, to receive a release this afternoon from FSG regarding David Gilmour’s The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples, which will be published this November. Reader, it shines on like a crazy diamond:
As I’m sure you realize, this is not the same David Gilmour that plays lead guitar for Pink Floyd; the two are both English, accomplished, and roughly of the same generation, but the resemblance ends there. Our David Gilmour is a man of many literary talents.
Yes, FSG. Yes. Have a cigar and congratulate yourself.