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October 20, 2002
“The truth is in the fiction,” says Martin Amis. Perhaps it’s the same for us. Talking about writers and writing, we reveal more of ourselves than is immediately apparent. Perhaps in the same way as “you are what you eat”, we are quite often what we read. But not always. Don’t just assume because I’m reading a book on Marxism… (hypothetically speaking, that is). What’s currently by my bed? Eric Idle’s Road to Mars. Not great, but entertaining. Roger Mcgough’s, The Way Things Are. Great for reading on the train. (Metaphorically speaking.) I want to laugh.

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