Sorry if you’ve been having trouble with the site. Boingboing.net featured the carpet gallery and the ensuing rush of visitors exceeded my bandwidth. Thanks to Rus at VAserv, I’ve got more bandwidth and am back on track.
I’ve gotten so many emails from people interested in this that I’m seriously thinking about doing more work in this area. I predicted months ago when I started this site that my book reviews wouldn’t really be read, and that a few people might find the posts interesting, but not too many. “If I put in pictures of casino carpets, though,” I said, “People will visit the site.” And I was right. So you might see a casino carpet book some day. Maybe it’ll be my next project after Roll the Bones is finished.
While you’re here, please check out the reviews and definitely the stuff about my own writing. According to amazon.com, you need at least a college junior’s education to read Suburban Xanadu, but I think that anyone with a dictionary can do it. BTW, amazon is overcharging you for the book: the actual retail price is $24.95.
And if you’ve got a convention group in the Las Vegas area and want a fun speaker who can talk about the history of casinos, casino operations, or casino carpet, consider hiring me. I’ll even do tours if I have the time.