The MacLamity

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004


My paper endorsed Hollinghurst to get the Booker and I'm glad he got it. But I'm worried about his rise to fame. Every photo of him suggests that he's a bug-eyed lunatic in a state of shock and about to destroy the room with his fire-gushing corneas. Here he is about to attack, here he is warning that if anyone touches his book his eyes will convert them into fiery dust, here he is sending subconcious messages to a photographer, here he's completely lost it... he's panicking... it's best to evacuate the city until he calms down. There's no doubt that the judges took one look at him and decided that it was best not to upset him and award the prize in such a way as to save the world from Hollinghurt's fiery psycho-wrath.