Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sitting pretty

The book as decor item. I know this is very superficial but the book as object has many different uses. Here it functions as an object of beauty, surrounded by an early Paul Hartigan painting (1979) aptly called ‘Dictionary’. To the front is the best prize I ever won (the most practical), a Waterman ‘cigar’ fountain pen which I won for my first book. Twenty years and a new nib and I am still using it.

On the evening of November 10th I am launching ‘The Hungry Heart’ here in Napier. I am eager for people who have been following the progress of the book on this blog to have the opportunity of being present. Send me an email with name and address to and I’ll send you the details of where and when. 

To those who aren’t in Hawke’s Bay, I have to say writing this blog has been amazingly helpful to me in thinking aloud and in terms of giving me an idea of what people might be interested in (I hope!) 

Anyway, I’m getting nearer to the book coming out and becoming real, which is both a bewitching and...nervous moment.


  1. Congratulations on the launch of The Hungry Heart! The cover design is fabulous. I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. ASSARO...he's so FUCKED, I must say, I am thrilled!
    I hope he is really BLEEDING and BLOODY and with STING.
    And not only that, I hope he is so FUCKED he takes every single mobster ONTARIO, with him.Because for decades they have been setting up students like pin balls in WORTE and WORTA and STORM WARRIORS!
    And if the doctors did something to " suggest" violence, I would certainly believe anything and everything is possible , now.
    And the reason is that take for instance a certain PETER- TORONTO who
    came from the most miserable bitch of a mother in the entire world...PAULA...I'll never forget her...and that's exactly what she wanted
    because not only did her star shine when she was UGLY and hated real "BEAUTY" my my aunt any woman who was
    a woman unlike her....she made every single child of hers, the very same in persecuting the already persecuted or despising those who did not believe in hatred with them....and " UGLY".
    PETERS were never " well" is what I recall.
    And you never felt anybody's pain or misery either.
    And this is why you were such a likely candidate to be into CARYESS with ATOMIC and HEINTZ and CONDOLEEZA RICE - WASHINGTON.
    And of course it was primarily for money..and it always was.
    But you were in great need to be sadistic too is what I recall from that
    And when you took me there to that party of about fifty frat boys, it was
    exceptionally lively.
    And I said what's so " happening", being , as usual, clueless with cliques.
    And you said, that it was a competition to see who could bring the most
    beautiful or to bring the ugliest.
    " Sitting Pretty"...NEVADA is going to kill you PETER.
    It's unfortunate that it's REMY -YEMEN- TEXAS and GED.
    It should have been me.

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