5 Jun 2013

'Cough Syrup Surrealism' Book Launch & Party

So I've been threatening to publish my novel, Cough Syrup Surrealism, for a while now. I'm glad to tell you my baby's finally got a face, and a release date. And a Facebook page, because nothing screams AUTHENTIC more than a Facebook page, right? The cover's below, and here's the link to the page:

The book is already available for pre-order on Flipkart and uRead, but the official launch (Translation: PARTY!) is on 10 June, Monday night at 7:30pm at The Den, Bandra in Bombay. It's a Nineties-themed night, with plenty of booze, books and banter, and of course a kickass 90s playlist. If you're in Bombay at the time, please drop in, say hello, help yourself to a few happy-making beverages and pick up a copy of the book.

Please check out the Facebook page and like/share/tweet/comment/mailmeyourpanties and show me some love, you guys! Launch party, and other details are all up on the page (because noone takes anything seriously unless Facebook tells them to), as well as some incredible artwork by resident aesthetician Igirit

I'm on @icyhighs if you'd like to drop me a line on Twitter. Thanks in advance, and fare thee well ye merry lot. Your support's meant the world to me, and will always do. I'll be back to blogging (and hopefully lose the writerly airs- yes, I KNOW how I sound!) in a couple of weeks. Hope to see you all at the launch! 


12 comments:

Talitha said...

Woo!
Finally...and though I shall have to give ze partay a miss,I'll pick up a copy later during the month when I get to some decent bookstore.
Nice job with the FB page...especially the Mohanlal poster.
Can't wait to see what Mao is like...and Paloma. And everyone actually.
Till then,maybe all the unicorns and bubbles and best wishes in the world go with you.
P.S. Will the book be available in other outlets by the end of the month?

icyHighs said...

Hey Talitha, whyy are you not coming to the party yo? Mosham. :( And glad you liked the FB page; I'll let the artist know. Book should be available in all leading bookstores after the launch, as well as online. Pick up a copy and let me know what you think!

Anonymous said...

Woohooo finally! Congratulations, icy!

icyHighs said...

Thanks A! :)

Talitha said...

'Course.
Me not coming would be due to the fact that I stay nowhere near Bandra and your party would probably be busted for harbouring a minor...the legal drinking age now is what??
40?100?
Goodness knows.But I shall be there in spirit...Yup.
Excuse me while I go have another peek at Mohanlal and laugh myself senseless.;)

icyHighs said...

Well I wouldn't want to encourage you to commit a crime. :)

Rose said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the book launch and party then get started on the next one :)

austere said...

Congrats and a maybe...

red dirt girl said...

OMG OMG OMG !!! That's fucking fantastic news, Icy !! So happy for you .... mind spotting me the plane fare? I promise to bring my nineties gear and a 'Man Pie.'

Seriously,
This is the first time I've actually KNOWN somebody who has actually PUBLISHED A REAL BOOK. How do I go about getting an autographed copy ???

Big ((HUGS)) and XXX!
You deserve it, my friend!
Wow! I want to tell the world :))

xxx

goatman said...

I thought I had left a comment about Romilar and rivers of red reality somewhere, now I can't find the damned thing!
Perhaps too much playing with time has caught up with me again?!

red dirt girl said...

HOW WAS THE PARTY ?????!!!!!

Are you doing a book tour??
Details, man, details!!

xxx

icyHighs said...

Hehe thanks Red, you can check out the launch party on the book's FB page but you better get yourself a copy and read it too! :)

Gotman, this is strange but I remember you writing something along those lines too. Where'd it go, WTF.