Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Martin Amis and Stephen King slug it out on stage.

The article begins: "No writers could be more different than Martin Amis and Stephen King." Ooh, are you scenting a brawl? A clash of aesthetics? You're obviously supposed to, but the conversation turns out to be rather polite and routine. The journalist responsible must have been so disappointed. She did, however, get the chance to use the words "prescient" and "trenchant", which would have been a minor thrill.

1 Comments:

At 1:10 AM, Blogger JPW said...

From the thing:

"Amis has been short-listed for the Booker prize, but only a couple of his novels have ever been filmed, quite forgettably. Intellectuals pooh-pooh King, yet more than 90 of his stories have been adapted for TV and films."

Nice work, Madeleine.

 

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