|Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:09 am: |
For those of you who have not yet checked out Steve's book LINT, you need to go a bookstore and pick up a copy. This is the story of pulpster cum psychedelic cum cult figure Jeff Lint. It's absolutely brilliant. It made me laugh out loud on the train ride home.
Go buy it.
Flirting with McCoy
|Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:11 am: |
Jeff VanderMeer also recommends/discusses this book here:
|Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 12:07 pm: |
Also blogged about it here:
|Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 04:03 pm: |
Yes, it was hilarious. I kept reading my poor family passages as I was reading it.
|Posted on Friday, August 26, 2005 - 12:51 am: |
Thanks for pointing this out. I'm looking forward to reading it.
|Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 07:37 am: |
There's also a reprint of Jeff Lint's CATERER COMIC available! - details here -
|Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2005 - 02:27 pm: |
I love this book, too. It's the perfect tragedy of funny that does it for me, and the fact that you use words like each costs, so you waste not. I think you'll be cursed with the humorist tag, Steve. But as Jeff Ford points out in his 'embarassment of Kafka', there could be worse curses.
|Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 05:55 am: |
|Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 03:16 pm: |
Yeah. It shouldn't have a pejorative element to it, especially as you pointed out, humour needs precision...Without humour or mischief you're more likely to take a philosophy off the peg, whether it's socialism, objectivism, whatever. When you take something off the peg and become that thing, you delete yourself, make yourself part of the wallpaper.
The pejorative meaning of 'humorist'should be laughed to death. In its place, we could hoist so many others, such as slapping the pejorative on, say, any writer who writes books too thick to be carried in a breast pocket. That standard was good enough for Gogol and Swift...
You said, and I totally agree
If you know how bad things are in the world,that we're basically in hell, you'll know we don't have the luxury to be humourless.
|Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 03:45 pm: |
But I shouldn't have spoken, since you categorise your work, as I do, as satire -
Q. How do you categorise your writing?
A.Satire, mainly - epigrammatical stuff, which is kind of a process of increased miniaturisation, in order to pack more in and also leave room for lush stuff. Totally the opposite of everyone else, in other words. But I'm not waiting for a niche - they can sort it out later.
btw,this is a great read: Not waiting for a niche:Aylett interviewed by Aylett
and c'mon! Why don't you write a big, normal, bland, stillborn bestseller?
|Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 07:59 am: |
AND YOUR POINT IS? (Lint crit book) -
UK edn of LINT -
CATTY & THE MAJOR -
FOLLOW FOR NOW (interviews) -