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January 18, 2009 by Richard Wright in Journal, Writing

I twitter. If you wish to follow the meaningless twittering, you can do so here. All set? Super. I’m still not sure what it’s all about, but if it’s good enough for Keene and Lebbon, it’s good enough for me.

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Tony Hart has died in his sleep, aged 83. If you grew up in the United Kingdom between the sixties and the nineties, then you grew up watch Hart scribbling and painting on the BBC like a childish, kindly uncle, sometimes talking to plasticine men, sometimes whitewashing live elephants, all in the name of inspiring kids to pick up a pen and draw. He was so convincing, even I tried it.

I was rubbish, and gave up immediately.

It’s a testament to Hart’s persona as a presenter that this didn’t stop me watching his art shows, because I still wanted to find out what he was going to do next.

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A couple of new reviews which the Internet has alerted me to. The first, at Horror Drive in, is a lukewarm review of The Flesh Remembers, a PDF of which you can download for free on this site. I felt a little sad at the start, and wondered where I’ve been, but you can;t win them all. At least Mr Monge ultimately had a good time with the book. Funnily enough, my Dad also likes the short story ‘The Loch’ more than the novella The Flesh Remembers. It makes me glad I threw it in there.

The second review is of Short Trips: Transmissions, by blogger Louise Dennis, who gives a thorough overview of the book, and liked ‘Lonely’ a lot. Both reviewers reach sort of the same conclusion, in different ways. These are books you might enjoy. Give them a shot, why don’t you?

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I’m getting a bit obsessed by running. On Saturday I was out in driving wind and rain, and bloody loved it. It’s easy to love running after the fact, when the achievement is achieved, and your legs don’t hurt anymore. Saturday, I think, is the first time I’ve been consciously aware of having a really good time while actually doing it.

Which is nice.

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  1. JackieJanuary 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I am on Twitter, but almost never use it. I “twitter” on Facebook instead. πŸ˜‰

    I’m sorry about the lukewarm reception to the Flesh Remembers. Like you said, you can’t win them all. I had a friend over this weekend from Minnesota and she was looking at my book collection and pulled “The Fresh Remembers” off the shelf. I told her about you, and about how I was actually on the cover. Naked.

    Ahem.

    I loved the book and recommended it to her. You may get some more American fans over here… πŸ˜‰

  2. Richard WrightJanuary 26, 2009 at 8:42 pmAuthor

    Cool – thanks for passing on the word. I’ve always thought that the only realy effective method of marketing is one person telling another that they liked a book.

    That said, I don’t think I’ve ever properly exploited the “one free Jackie nude with every book sold” aspects of the cover. I should have added it to the literature πŸ˜‰

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