I have emailed HarperCollins Australia four times now and still no response, not even a 'shove off'. And yet these people are responsible for the best thing ever....
PAPER TOWNS!!!!! by John Green, Dream Grammar Nazi Extraordinaire Esq.
They finally released it here Down Under. I think I am still in shock. I squealed - out loud - at quite a volume when I spotted it.
I love the cover. Quirky with attitude and a little mystery. Very different than the American one. I particularly love the road map on the arm. I have never seen anything like it. Yay! I wonder if John's seen it? Most probably.
Apparently it's been out since late January 2009. I haunt those stores and have never seen it. I think they lied. Now I need to get An Abundance of Katherines, which is not coming to Australia anytime soon (I am paraphrasing the attendant). Sigh.
I am having a great day, scratch that, I am now having a great day because of this. The only thing better would be if I dreamed about Nerdfighters and there were some obscure reference to dingoes or something else woefully Australian. You might mock me but I have been known to dream an entire forum thread once, including responses that sounded exactly like people I know online. I realise it is now time for an internet intervention. I am slowly walking away from the computer now :)