Monday, 20 September 2010

When you work in communications or the media, and fancy yourself a writer, and read a lot, in some way your whole life revolves around the production and consumption of words. Joseph Nacino lives that life too, and here he's turned the allure of the verbal, the satisfying flavour and fullness of some words, the tart bitterness of others, the queasy richness of neologisms, the sickly-sweet heaviness of cliche into the hook for an amazingly richly-realised tale of a man whose appetite for words is very, very literal. It's also his first international publication; doubtless the first of many.

3 comments:

Yasmine Claire said...

good gosh what a story!!

Suresh S said...

It's undoubtedly a clever idea, but I found myself not particularly interested in reading after the first installment.

JP said...

Give the rest a try, Suresh. The first part wasn't my favourite either but there's some good stuff further down.

Of course I admit to wondering what I would do with the idea...