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WILT (Tom Sharpe)

Compellingly hilarious from start to finish. Tom Sharpe was a great British humourist and Wilt is possibly his best loved book. Sharpe drew on his experiences as a polytechnic lecturer in conceiving the character of hapless and unhappily married Henry Wilt, who spends his days teaching Lord of the Flies to disinterested apprentice butchers and his nights fantasizing about killing his less than sympathetic wife, Eva. 441 more words


The beginning.

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere.

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After all these months, it’s finally happened. B and I are out in the suburbs, in a house that is still covered in junk from 20 years ago. 494 more words

Suburban Life


Walking in Valencia has to be one of the most awkward experiences I’ve ever had to endure. Valencia is a suburb with the occasional shopping outlet strewn across its expanse of dust, … 1,467 more words


Is this art?

The seeming deliberation in which the two rotting logs have been placed in juxtaposition to the decaying mattress bears a resemblance to some of the pieces of conceptual art that can be seen in the trendier, edgier galleries of London. 96 more words


A Meditation From Suburban Bohemia

Sitting here in suburban Bohemia
Trendy music echos in rafters
My elders march through
Past darkened storefronts
Embracing the silence of the zone.

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My Life So Far

I published this each year on my birthday from 2009-13, took a year off in 2014, but published it again last year, and I STILL like the way it tells the first part of my story.   197 more words