Monday, 22 March 2010

Monday 22/03/10

I've just finished reading The Great Gatsby for the second time in a row, I haven't written any fiction for at least two or three months (because I'm distracted, because I'm lazy, because I'm hopelessly in love), I've abandoned my novel after fifty pages, I've decided to give it another go, I'm split between the names REMOVED and REMOVED, I've come to the conclusion that my favourite young writer has got to be Nick McDonnell, I've left California, but I'm going back

12 comments:

Andrew and Liam said...

This rendering of what he wishes he did on his summer vacation makes it even tougher because his alter ego, Mike, a cool mix of sophistication and instinct, is so clearly Nick McDonell as imagined by Nick McDonell that it's impossible to review the book without judging the writer and the torrid self-love affair he had while writing it.

http://articles.sfgate.com/2005-10-30/books/17395957_1_hong-kong-mike-bangkok

AlwaysReadySF said...

Ahem. McDonell, not McDonnell.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered the cover design - you could model for it yourself ! As for titles, can anything beat Stewart Home's 'Cunt' ? Somewhat disappointingly this was a rather discreet production. The title wasn't printed on the spine; instead you had to do a bit of DIY with a sticker loosely inserted inside the book. The cover illustration was a photo of a wrist bearing an identity bracelet engraved with the title in a nice curly font.

DJ Long said...

ITs a kick ass book! I love he movie too.

Anonymous said...

Lazy in love? That could be a song. I've just fallen in love with David Foster Wallace.

I love to read him on the tube. In that uncomfortably intimate space, it's thrilling see someone lost in laughter, with insolent disregard for our tiredness, our boredom. I've known myself to fall in mad, envious love with people reading.

On the tube, people try to clock the name of the book or the author without been seen. Why not just ask? Sometimes they're brave enough to ask, but talking to strangers in public is a sign of madness.

As this morning, tumbling through Borough, a stranger's eyes spoke to me. Unannounced, unexpected, welcome.

Oldyeller said...

"I'm hopelessly in love" is probably not something we would have ever heard the character LP admit. Glad you ridiculously happy. BTW F. Scott is buried in a tiny unpretentious church cemetery near where I live in a D.C. suburb (Rockville, Md.). (Fascinating I know.)

Prep Squad said...

So then, a visit to Long Island/The Hamptons/Fire Island would be in order. Innit?

Anonymous said...

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http://www.silverdaddies-videos.com/video/play.asp?id=8236

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AlwaysReadySF said...

you might like this...:)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/books/04preppy.html?th&emc=th

Anonymous said...

kalo pasxa preppy! hope you are enjoying yourself

Anonymous said...

LP! Have you heard about this? (Copied from wikipedia, brackets by me):
According to The New York Times, Birnbach (author of the Preppy Handbook) is working with designer Chip Kidd on a follow-up titled True Prep, which is scheduled to be published in September 2010.
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You probably already know but just thought I'd tell you in case you didn't!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha twenty people say the same thing