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!
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.