A Cloud of Fraud by Linda Ferreri

Perhaps the suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor. C. S. Forester

Book's out, and Camp

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!!