It’s out. The Kindle version of the book is officially for sale now…hooray…and here come the iBooks and paperback versions within hours. This is no small accomplishment for the self-publishing author who does it all while wrapped in hope.
It was said by Susan Sontag that Carlo Crivelli is “camp,” and I see that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has had its great gala now on the theme of “camp.” If all of that elaborate fluff and curl is camp, well then I am all for it. It’s fun, to say nothing of entertaining and beautiful. Certainly, the painting of Mary Magdalene by Carlo Crivelli on the cover of A Cloud of Fraud is all of those. If camp, well then splendid!
We should take a new look at “camp.” And while I’m saying that, I’ll add that it’s a perfect celebration, visually, of the publication of a new story. So, camp!!