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Poets are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan

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It’s the ‘what ifs?’ that keep thirty-something Tommie Shaw awake at night. Well, mostly it’s her big housemate Blob, a morbidly obese actor and Morrissey impersonator, who keeps her awake as he vogues around their shabby kitchen. But the ‘what ifs?’ are definitely up there.

What if her mother’s sensational and soon-to-be-released memoirs air all of Tommie’s sad and sordid
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ebook, 186 pages
Published July 25th 2012 by Untreed Reads (first published July 24th 2012)
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Shashi Martynova
Sep 04, 2016 Shashi Martynova rated it it was amazing
Теперь я хочу, чтобы по этой книге сняли кино, где в роли Блоба выступил бы Дилан Морэн (увеличенный во все стороны при помощи толстинок). На главную роль надо брать Зуи Дешанель. Получилась бы великолепная черная комедия в духе "трилогии Корнето". Жаль, Шимэс Хини уже не с нами, он прекрасно сыграл бы самого себя (Рори Макмануса). Ричард Гир в этой роли смотрелся бы отлично.
Ну и далее: Кевин -- Саймон Пегг, Крис -- Сэм Рокуэлл, мамаша -- Кристин Скотт Томас (жаль, что она уже не снимается).
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Lisa
Apr 14, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book grabs you by the scruff of the neck and the frantic pace never really gives up.
I enjoyed reading it and not just because I have lived in Belfast. It's fresh, witty, funny and dark.
Gayle EileenCurtis
Aug 20, 2012 Gayle EileenCurtis rated it it was amazing
Brilliant, I loved it! I laughed a lot and cried a little.
Sam
Jul 20, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and not only because it was published by Dublin-based Liberties Press, where I work these days. It's a darkly comic novel about a young woman who works for a magazine in Northern Ireland, which made me laugh out loud (ruefully -- this is, after all, dark comedy) several times. It's done in a tight, crafted type of writing that makes me think West started off writing short stories, and still doesn't want to waste a word, still sweats over the shape of each sentence.
Leif Bodnarchuk
Aug 17, 2015 Leif Bodnarchuk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Really enjoyed it. Tara West writes great characters, and the narrative's momentum is stuck in hyperdrive; blink and you'll miss something. Every scene comes to life with the perfect word.
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Poets Are Eaten as a Delicacy in Japan is Tara West’s second novel. Her first novel, Fodder, was published by Blackstaff Press in the UK to widespread critical acclaim, and established her reputation as a fresh and original Irish writer. Tara lives in Northern Ireland and works in advertising. She insists that no poets were harmed in the writing of this novel although, she says, that depends on yo ...more
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