Friday, 16 July 2010

Friday 16/07/10

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, I guess good things come to good people. ;-)

Cool.

Bill said...

Does the author dedication enhance or detract from the book's value? ;)

george said...

WOW...did you cream yourself?

London Preppy said...

anon: Thanks; what a nice thing to say

Anonymous said...

BEE is going to be interviewed by Adam Boulton on Sky News later this morning, on his Sunday morning show

London Preppy said...

Thanks

Wyler said...

I can’t make out the author’s inscription just above the title. I’m sure it’s something meaningful and very personal just to you but come on, what’s it say? More importantly though, do I still have time to order your book and how do I get it signed by the author?

London Preppy said...

wyler: I think if you look carefully, you can make out: "Stop stalking me and get a life you crazy person" in the inscription.

Of course you can still buy the book. As for signature, well, where are you?

G said...

Legend!

OnlineBoyfriend said...

In bed on Sunday morning, leafing through Saturday's unread newspaper, I discovered BEE spread across my lap:

http://bit.ly/wayout

I, of course, immediately thought of you.

kim said...

and when the book 'boys and girls' arrived on his doorstep, he sighed, knowing that reading would once again be profitable

Gerry said...

I received a book of short stories today in the mail - it made it all the way to Vancouver. It's not signed by anyone, but I don't have London Preppy tattooed on my body so I had no expectations.

I'm now off to the beach to have a read. The first couple of pages of your story are both familiar and yet new, so I think it's going to be good. I just hope the bright sunshine doesn't ruin a dark story.

Tim Atherton said...

Check out the Guardian's interview with BEE:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/video/2010/jul/19/bret-easton-ellis-video-morality-technology

London Preppy said...

G: What I love about the inscription is that I asked him to make it to London Preppy, not my real name. Which is UTTERLY ridiculous and funny. And he played along, which is so cool

Thank you, online boyfriend and tim

kim and gerry: Aww, thank you for buying it

Brad said...

I got my copy of your book in the mail today - looking forward to reading it on a plane journey tomorrow. Wish you could sign it, BEE-style

Gabriel said...

if you had seven pages to tell a memorable short story, north morgan has done it in one paragraph. exit through the wound is a compelling tale of every migrant visiting their home country. a country which they no longer consider home but are attached to by family or cultural heritage. morgan skilfully crafts the words of the pain he feels being a stranger in a place he no longer identifies with - a wound he has tried to escape. he leaves readers wondering if he's leaving once again through the same wound he's tried to exit. and whether he will succeed once and for all.

London Preppy said...

Brad: Thanks for buying it

Gabriel! People will think I write this myself

Anonymous said...

LP, I know this is well over a week late, but I was recently reading an old Bobby Vanquish blog post, the one about when he met Madonna. In the comments section you'd posted this:

"Oh Bobby. You should know better than that. Of course it sounds even worse than anyone would expect but a very important rule is: never meet somebody you admire too much! It will always end up in disappointment. (Fair enough, I'm repeating, in this case it was way over the top)

There's this writer that I have a passing interest in called Bret Easton Ellis. When I went to see a lecture he did in London a couple of years ago, I had the chance to meet him afterwards, because he was actually signing books. I did not stay. I left as soon as the lecture thing finished. Any intereaction with him would just add a human elemnent and I would probably be disappointed and might think less of his work (the real reason why I like him). So I saved myself by avoiding to meet him.

Then the guy got really creepy and got a tattoo with my name on his arm, but let;s not even get into that. "

I was wondering, what made you change your mind about meeting BEE? Was it a dissapointment?