Friday, 24 April 2009

AN ARGUMENT FOR NOT READING

9 comments:

Nicola Morgan said...

Love it! It's rather horribly true as well

TOM J VOWLER said...

Imagine, having to read all the Dan Browns, what that would do to an otherwise unadulterated mind. I get an image of cheap petrol being poured into organic yoghurt.

Nicola Morgan said...

By the way, I just overtook your word count ... Keep up, Vowler!

TOM J VOWLER said...

I did write circa 900 words yesterday, but a plot change meant a loss of 943! Net result: -43 words.

Douglas Bruton said...

Tom

You went backwards?!... you're paying too much attention to Stewart Lee.... maybe starting a new trend... the unwriting of books... but if that's the new game, maybe we should start with Clarkson and work back from there, unwriting our way back to a time when we can read everything published in our own lifetime.... I read somewhere something about how much reading is in a week of the Times newspaper and how long it would take to read every page... staggering... makes you wonder why it all keeps getting churned out... and an argument in there somewhere for a less soft toilet book - by which I mean paper!

:-)

D

TOM J VOWLER said...

Ha, top comment, Douglas. Yep, I did write a scene that rendered its predecessor entirely obsolete. Damn. I would have written today but instead 'chose' to play cricket in hail!

I stopped buying newspapers a long time ago, unless I was painting a room. I could read two novels in the same time as reading all of a Sunday paper.

:)

TOM J VOWLER said...

And, Nicola, it's not a race! Or is it? It's a race isn't it? Excellent.

Nicola Morgan said...

I'm running away... No, how's about I'm your pace-setter or pace-maker or whatever?

TOM J VOWLER said...

I see, going away for 4 days so I can catch up, eh, Nicola? Well, I too am away for 4 days this week, so I better get running Mon and Tues.