This was kindly passed on to me the other day. Mayhap I'd've missed it otherwise. If he does end up finishing it and liking it overall, it'd be a mutual admiration society kinda thing, as I've always enjoyed Mr. Haggis's work; The Black Donnellys was fantastic.
PAUL HAGGIS RED CARPET INTERVIEW
Also, you can watch me dipsy-doo on about the book, and read a little from it, in this CBC video:
CATARACT CITY INTERVIEW
And in other news: this looks a little creepy, but looks can be deceiving. Apparently it's about a pair of retirees who, uh, retire to a quiet little island in Florida (with pine trees—weird!) and come up with a great hot sauce recipe—hence the ribbons of hot sauce (not blood) on the cover. However, my German's shoddy so I may've gotten some of the translation wrong. But it sounds like a quaint feel-good book, really low-key, about relationships, getting old, and falling even more deeply in love. And hot sauce. Plus Stephen King blurbed it, so that's always cool.
All best, Craig.