Sunday, 3 August 2014

Working on My Novel by Cory Arcangel Review


This is a book of tweets from people who have included the phrase “working on my novel” in their tweet interspersed with sketches of kettles. I’m not joking - this actually got published by Penguin of all companies! 

The tweets “reveal” that people prefer to tell you that they’re writing their novels rather than actually writing them (shock!). They also inform you of the TV shows/movies they’re watching, the foods/drinks they’re consuming, the other activities they’re doing instead of writing, and a few say they’ve written a bunch of words today and that they’re happy. It’s that mundane. In fact, reading it makes you feel like you’re the butt of a joke. And why include bad sketches of kettles - to underline how “arty” this project is?

All I can say is that Cory Arcangel must be really well connected to get this rubbish into print by a major publisher. If you want to read this book for free, go on Twitter at any time, check out the hashtag #amwriting and have your fill of all the nonsense you can stand that self-absorbed dummies spout about their writing. 

Cory Arcangel’s Working on My Novel is a novelty publication with nothing to offer but it’s own vacuity.

Working On My Novel

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