Monday, November 07, 2005


Nov 8th is my birthday, please feel free to wish me happy day, etc.

I won't be doing anything special, other than existing in this amazing magical universe. Oh, and perhaps eating a pizza. I doubt the pizza will be amazing and/or magical, but I can dream. So there we have it, dreaming of an amazing and/or magical pizza in this amazing magical universe. Sounds like just another day in paradise.

Oh, and sad to hear that John Fowles has died. I recently completed a scientific study that concluded that if all the copies of French Leutenants Woman and The Magus were retrieved from charity and junk shops of Britain, there would be enough bookage to fill the new Wembley Stadium four times over. Some achievement. There is a picture of him wearing a bourgeois louche straw hat and coming on like Terry Pratchett with A Levels over on The Guardian Books pages. He (and his straw hat) will be sadly missed by those remaining people who remember him (as he hasn't had much success lately, and though he may now enjoy a little post-death surge of interest, the chances are his literary output will be significantly slowed by having fled this mortal coil.)

His death thereby creates welcome new opportunities for those writers who survive his passing. Now, if only something awful would happen to Dave Eggers, David Foster Wallace, Zadie Smith, Claire Tomalin, and Michael Frayn... ah, I best save these thoughts for when I blow out the candles.


Anonymous Alan Wilson Watts said...

Stay free, keep lovin' & i'll see you later. xxx

9:18 AM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

wow! not the Alan Wilson Watts, wishing my a happy birthday, even though he faded back into the trees rocks and flowers in 1973

thank you, friend!

11:51 AM  
Blogger banana said...

33 birthday kisses to you

6:34 PM  
Blogger kingfelix said...

thanks banana, that's almost 1 kiss every 2 weeks, can't wait to get started

6:48 PM  
Blogger L said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your blog doesn't look a day older...

10:50 PM  

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