Category Archives: Literary Loitering

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Roger Bacon’s Robot Head – Literary Loitering 113

This week we’re kicking things off with one of our favourite books awards – the Bookseller’s Digram Prize for the Oddest Book Titles. In other news, a new children’s book attempts to do what politicians can’t – explain Brexit, the Asterix comics get their first

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Mastery Over The Power Of Denim – Literary Loitering 112

The cultural anarchists are back for another not-so-serious look at the serious world of books and the arts, and kicking things off this week is the Nobel Prize for Literature – which was suspended for a year because of allegations of sexual harassment. So this

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Sentient Twitter Hot-Takes – Literary Loitering 111

The ramshackle paddle-boat on the turbid rivers of culture returns for another meandering;y humorous look at the things that have been happening in the world of books and the arts, and kicking things of this week is Grr Martin’s statement that the Game of Thrones

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Golden Toilet 2: Electric Portaloo – Literary Loitering 110

We begin this episode with the news that someone has stolen Maurizio Cattelan’s Golden Toilet from Blenheim Palace. No, seriously. Somebody stole a golden toilet. Among the other news, Angela Carter’s house finally gets a blue plaque to celebrate her life and work, a gynaecologist

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Willy Wonka’s Golden Toilet – Literary Loitering 109

It’s been a strange few weeks in the arts world, beginning with Slovenia, which now has a rather odd transforming wooden statue of Donald Trump to go along with the bizarre, prehistoric-style statue of his wife Melania. In other news, a sculpture called America by

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A Disappointing Lack Of Antlers – Literary Loitering 108

After roaming the cultural wastelands for a while, we’re back with another sack full of scavenged items to poke fun at, and this week it’s a very mixed bag indeed. So what’s on the cards? Well, there’s the rise of lesbian time-travelling books, Swiss critic

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Laser Bulge Versus Sexy Voodoo – Literary Loitering 107

We kick things off this week with an excerpt from the 1960s sci-fi novel Agent of Chaos by Norman Spinrad, which has a “hero” with a remarkably familiar name … Other discoveries this week include some very off books written by candidate for the nomination

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Balls Deep With Geoffrey Of Monmouth – Literary Loitering 106

The internet’s hand-basket of cultural anarchy return for more playful poking of the over-stuffed bears of books and the arts. Kicking things off this episode are Stephen King’s claims that America’s President is scarier than anything he wrote, and that he kind of predicted the

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My Laudanum Hell – Literary Loitering 105

After a lengthy introduction about the pumping of jam and the lack of any noteworthy news relating to Game of Thrones, we kick things off with the lesser-known Tory leadership contest involving the books the contenders have written, after which we find out that people

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Surprise Lions Cause Khaki Pants – Literary Loitering 104

The goat herders of cultural anarchy return with another sack full of interesting and sometimes strange tidings from the arts world, and kicking things off this week is the shocking news that Grr Martin has allegedly finished a book – something that he strenuously denies.