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ToBS R2: Celeb fiction vs. talking shit about the New Yorker while submitting frequently to the New Yorker

[matchup #42 in Tournament of Bookshit]

Since 2004, Katie Price, the British glamour model, singer and actress, has written four autobiographies and seven novels. Her novels are called Angel, Crystal, Angel Uncovered, Sapphire, Paradise, The comeback girl and Santa Baby. Lots of people love to read these wonderful books because they give realistic insights into the ultimate human lifestyle that everyone aspires to live in 2011: CELEB/CELEB-SPOUSE. The novels contain a lot of very detailed descriptions of outfits and accessories and perfumes and luxury products that everyone wants to buy. The main characters of the novels are usually the wives of footballers or glamour models. Everyone wants to be a wife or model so it makes sense that the books are so popular. Also they are beautifully written. Here are examples of the writing in Santa Baby: READ MORE >

Contests / 6 Comments
December 16th, 2011 / 3:30 pm


it’s what we all look for on the internet: MEN. every day, i open the internet browser and search for men. i don’t always like what i find, but i did like this. it’s a new chapbook from those boys from manchester, socrates adams florou, crispin best and spiros florou. here is the first paragraph, with an interview after the break:

I want to scare children all the time.
When I walk past a school, I press my
face through the railings and stand there,
looking at the children. I wait for them to
be afraid. The children are in their school’s
playground. They feel safe. They are
having fun. I press my face through and
stand there and look at the children.


Author Spotlight / 4 Comments
March 11th, 2009 / 2:49 pm

FLESH FEAST: THE HUMAN BRAIN by socrates adams florou mad me happier than the movie LITTLE GIANTS with RICK MORANIS

socrates adams florou sent me his chapbook FLESH FEAST: THE HUMAN BRAIN a couple days ago. after reading it left to right and assembling the relative meanings of each of the words both singly and in conjunction with each other, i found myself pleased. socrates is a strange man and i think if he were to be in the same room as me i would call him a “vato loco.” the chapbook is in short chapters. it is about a man who lives in a flat. an old man moves in above him. i won’t say too much but the younger man becomes paranoid about the older man wanting to eat him and the younger man stays inside for long periods of time. my favorite line is about the younger man staring at the tv and trying to control it with a nintendo controller after having not left his flat for weeks. the chapbook is cleanly written and it made me feel uncomfortable. if you email him he will send an electronic copy to you.

there are no more print copies.

that last line seems too severe to end with so:

i like you all a lot.

Author News / 37 Comments
December 27th, 2008 / 2:10 pm

scrape my arm and give me AIDS

i like this blog.  it is by chris killen and socrates adams florou.  here is a description of my first encounter with the blog:

(said ‘huh’ while noticing a link on chris killen’s blog)

(clicked the link and looked at the ground, waiting for the page to upload)

(waited and kept checking but my computer was slow)

(got really upset, like menopause upset, and just sat there)

(saw the page had uploaded)

(read the entire blog)

(lol-ed like a motherfucker)

(had nothing to do)

(pushed sexual organs back into body)

(checked email)

Web Hype / 6 Comments
October 1st, 2008 / 10:44 pm