« | Home | »

Highly Promotable

Tags:

‘As if Joyce had sat down and written Sin City.’ (Cape)

‘If Fred Astaire had been a novelist he’d have been Paul Bailey.’ (Bloomsbury)

‘An homage to Miss Marple – or Miss Marple as a badass, paralysed Norwegian lesbian detective.’ (Corvus)

‘Put Charles Dickens, Chuck Palahniuk and Ignatius Reilly into a blender…’ (Beautiful Books)

‘A Nabokovian celebration of psychological obsession. Add a pinch of O’Connor, a dash of Hannah, heat with an imagination reared in both the canon and its rock and roll antipodes.’ (Norton)

‘Henry James, but without the boring bits.’ (Headline Review)

‘An active personality on the London literary scene, Stuart is well connected and highly promotable.’ (Macmillan)

Comments on “Highly Promotable”

  1. Phil says:

    The intersect with “Young and quite pretty” is large, I suspect.

  2. semitone says:

    What might the book be like if Joyce stood up and wrote Sin City? City of Boh-foot?

  3. Martin says:

    What a song and dance about Paul Bailey.

  4. pinhut says:

    “heat with an imagination reared”

    Hmmm. I don’t think that makes any sense at all.

  5. Martin says:

    I now know why my last novel bombed. I am active and I think I have a personality, and I was even hanging around the London literary scene at the time. But clearly I didn’t connect all these things sufficiently, nor was I well connected in general. No wonder no one opened the book.

Comment on this post

Log in or register to post a comment.


  • Recent Posts

    RSS – posts

  • Contributors

  • Recent Comments

    • frmurphy98 on Labour’s Identity Crisis: Tristram's anguished prescriptions for "what Labour must do" and "what Labour must be" are clearly a moveable feast. But no matter how many nor how ra...
    • Phil Edwards on Labour’s Identity Crisis: Hunt also criticised Corbyn for having "cosmopolitan views", which he counterposed to the good honest English patriotism of the native working class. ...
    • JonathanDawid on Labour’s Identity Crisis: I have no particularly high regard for Tristram Hunt, but it is unfair to say that he is the "son of a baron" as if he were some aristocratic scion. H...
    • Jonathan W on Labour’s Identity Crisis: I'm from a small town and now live in London. I believe the main reason Cameron has kept his election manifesto promise-the only one he's kept-to hold...
    • pgillott on Canada Burning: There are a range of environmental issues that cause problems, of which climate change has the highest profile, probably with some reason. Jared Diamo...

    RSS – comments

  • Contact

  • Blog Archive

Advertisement Advertisement