Monthly Archives: June 2012

Turgid crap

What do you do when you’ve written a characterless, plotless, textureless narrative (aka turgid crap)? Well, if you’re French you have the great advantage of dressing it up as a work of great literary and existential profundity. You give it … Continue reading

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UK Author signs seven book deal with US Publisher

Now that’s the kind of headline I like. And it’s true. And what’s even more wonderful is that that author is ME! And the icing on the cake is that the books are already written – more or less. A … Continue reading

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Priceless fun: Drunken texts from famous authors

The Paris Review published this set of jokes – and readers contributed some gems – this is my favourite: ‎1. CAMILLE CUSUMANO | June 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm F. Sott SfitzjeraldThe rate of a first-test intelligence is the ability to … Continue reading

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Seven

Seven. Kundera’s favourite number just happens to be the number of the volume of the Pelican Guide to English Literature – subtitle: The Modern Age. I have always been confused – even 40 years ago that ‘The Modern Age’ did … Continue reading

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The Alphabet of Vietnam

None of my books has caused quite the controversy that The Alphabet of Vietnam has caused on Library Thing – see the reviews at the bottom of this page: http://bit.ly/KtfyHT I’ve had 5 stars and one star and almost everything in … Continue reading

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