Recent things I meant to post about, but you know how it is, #1

yknow when I stopped posting here, I thought, ‘There’s lots of good writing & smart debate on the web; most literary editors have been sacked; midlist authors are finding it harder to publish boring novels. Bishbashbosh – job done. I have destroyed English literary culture. Sausages for tea tonight.’

Hurrah for us! No more shallow & platitudinous reflections on the literary world by people who’ve never been troubled by a thought!

yeh no.

Haunting vision really: Lawson plodding on, although the 1980s world he understands is in ruins around him. As he plods, he instinctively, platitudinously sums stuff up.