Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Tuesday 21/06/11

Well, here's the proposed back cover blurb for 'Exit Through The Wound':

‘Where are you even getting morphine from?’

‘It just seems to gravitate towards me whenever I pass a hospital. I think it can smell pain.’

Maine Hudson has a high tolerance for pharmaceuticals and a low tolerance for everything and everyone else.

This includes his Greek parents, who require Maine's frequent appearances in Athens as the price of bankrolling his glorious isolation in London.

This includes his career as a consultant, his clients, his boss, the majority of his colleagues and people he sees on the way into work.

This includes the dumb model boyfriend of the American girl that he has decided to fall in love with.

This includes her also.

When Maine fails to obliterate himself through drug-overdoses, the obsessive changing of his legal name and half-hearted thoughts of suicide, it falls to his central nervous system to pick up the challenge of trying to kill him off.

Can Maine survive with his lack of values intact?

(Full credit to NJ for this)

5 comments:

riggledo said...

I'm not sure if this was your specific intent, but I am down right enthralled with the line, "...the obsessive changing of his legal name..."

I'm really interested in this book!

Gabriel said...

can i kindly suggest removing the first two paras that are quotes to the book. it somehow interrupts the very concise and good introduction. for the last para, my other suggestion:

When Maine fails to obliterate himself through drug overdoses, his constant obsession with changing his legal name and half-hearted thoughts of suicide, he relies on his central nervous system to pick up the challenge of trying to kill him off.

London Preppy said...

gabriel: Funny you should mention that - the quotes have now gone. Don't think any changes have been made to the rest of the text though

Ο Μικρός Ναυτίλος said...

I discovered your blog through a very London-esque way (i.e. peculiar, charming and unimaginable).
looking forward to the book (and the readings. charming video).

가민 said...

This sounds interesting...I want to read it!