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Mortification by Robin Robertson
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Sep 18, 2007

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Read in June, 2007

Overall, not terribly impressive. As you'd expect, lots of stories about how no one (or very few people) showed up for a reading or a book signing - the stories start to run together after a while. However, there are two that stand out for their originality and pure hilarity: Julian Barnes's awkward attempt to schmooze at his very first writers' party and Duncan McLean's series of demeaning public appearances that culminate in an open-mic that's more like a battle...

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