[FoRK] Theonet , your soaking in it

Andy Armstrong < andy at hexten.net > on > Tue Sep 12 02:54:01 PDT 2006

On 12 Sep 2006, at 07:25, James Walker wrote:
> Andy, I certainly did.  A couple of thoughts.
>
> I enjoyed a lot of it - some familiar ground obviously, but nicely
> tricked up by Amis' clever wordplay.
>
> He loses the plot in two places though, and so his overall message
> ends up as a kind of end-of-the-world polemic.

I thought the whole digression into writer's block was interesting -  
but not really relevant too.

> 1. By apologising presumably out of sheer fear right at the start for
> what he is about to write.

I was wondering all the way through it just how scared he was. How  
long did he pause before hitting 'send' I wonder?

> 2. By blaming all organised religion at the end, and lumping them all
> into this "I'm so evolved I don't need God game".  And then quoting
> Philip Larkin.

I assume he just likes the Larkin quote :)

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Andy Armstrong, hexten.net


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