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CUTTING-EDGE LITERARY NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

by Andrew Gallix

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THE MISSING LINKS 11/22/2004

Buzzwords has been on hiatus since September due to more technical problems, but we're back with a vengeance. In the meantime, I've been busy moving house, making a baby and plotting 3:AM's next moves with my partners in crime (all the usual suspects). Our friend HP Tinker of Weird Soup fame, is finally getting the recognition his immense talent deserves. Three of his stories are included in a Tindal Street Press anthology entitled Dreams Never End (edited by the great Nicholas Royle) which is garnering rave reviews in the British broadsheets. Last week's Independent on Sunday singled out The Tink among the three authors included in the book: ". . . The best is HP Tinker, whose infusions of surrealism and pop-culture references have apparently already earned him comparisons to Thomas Pynchon, though his three stories here reminded me more of Paul Auster's New York Stories. His stock detectives flounder in an incomprehensible universe overloaded with information but short on meaning, and are as baffled as the reader by the improbable suicides and motiveless crimes which they come across. Unusual, arresting, smart and very funny, his stories easily repay Royle's faith in the form, though personally I look forward to him writing a novel. . . . " And so say all of us. See also The Times's review. In today's Indie Aaron Hicklin interviews Jay McInerney on the occasion of the 2Oth anniversary of Bright Lights, Big City. I particularly enjoyed this excerpt: "As a young editor working for Simon & Schuster, Morgan Entrekin remembers reading McInerney's book in manuscript and thinking that American literature had found its next generation, though not many in publishing were ready to embrace it. When, a few months later, Entrekin presented a draft of Bret Easton Ellis's debut, Less Than Zero, to an editorial board, one editor memorably wrote : 'If there's a market for books about cock-sucking, coke-snorting zombies then by all means we should publish this, but if we do I resign.' Authors would kill for that kind of review today. . . . " I wonder if he did indeed resign. I hope he did! Toby Litt mourns the mighty John Peel who passed away last month: ". . . Peel knew that, on the deepest level, people hate DJs and think they are cunts. Tell us what that great song was and then shut the fuck up. That's what we want. That's what he did. He told us what that great song was and then he shut the fuck up. Bless him."







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