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Jay Spencer Green

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever. A Jay Spencer Green novel, by contrast, will haunt your dreams like a laughing mortician.

Goya's Black Paintings in literary form, Jay Green's books will make you laugh, make you think and make you sick, eliciting a visceral response at once enervating and unnerving, the kind of fun you get looking into somebody else's abyss to avoid looking into your own.

Born in the UK but resident in Ireland for more than two decades, Green has worked as a laborer, hotel dishwasher, truck driver, factory foreman, college lecturer, stand-up comic, court coverer at Wimbledon, stagehand for the Chippendales, correspondence course tutor, and academic database editor. The consequent cornucopia of negative work experiences h
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“They forget that the CIA is all about collecting information. Information for other people to act on. If you join the CIA expecting a life of laser guns, ju-jitsu and exotic STDs, bear in mind that your only contact with them may come through the pages of The Lancet and Popular Mechanics.”
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“I can't say I'm flourishing, exactly - my complexion is flour-ish and that's about it - but I'm surviving, and things could be a lot worse.”
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“Whetstone is providing a social service by allowing dozens of overeducated postgrads to do what they do best - sit around all day, read, smoke, moan, drink coffee, write one-paragraph essays - and get paid for it. It's like university, except without the cheap beer and bad sex.”
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“Sherlock Holmes observed that once you have eliminated the impossible then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.”
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“Everything you can imagine is real.”
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“The trouble with giving yourself a pep talk is, that deep down you know it's all bullshit.”
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“the media are not the holders of power, but they constitute by and large the space where power is decided.”
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“A kiss without a moustache, they said then, is like an egg without salt; I will add to it: and it is like Good without Evil.”
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Jay Green Book Wyrm wrote: "Thanks for the add. I went for 'Inordinate self-stupefier' in the end."

Thank you for accepting. Inordinate self-stupefaction is the best kind, in my experience.


Book Wyrm Thanks for the add. I went for 'Inordinate self-stupefier' in the end.


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Jay Green Majenta wrote: "Hi, Jay! Happy Sunday, I hope you've had a great weekend and will have a productive week! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books. Happy writing, reading, a..."

Hi Majenta!

Thanks for adding me. here's to lots of book-related chats (especially humor!). A happy Sunday to you too! :-)


Majenta Hi, Jay! Happy Sunday, I hope you've had a great weekend and will have a productive week! Thanks for contacting me, Friend Request Accepted! Congratulations on your books. Happy writing, reading, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


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Jay Green Leo wrote: "Hello Mr Green! Thanks for the add and nice to meet a fellow author :) If you are in the mood to trade books for reviews, just PM me and we'll sort it out! At any rate, looking forward to your book..."

Leo wrote: "Hello Mr Green! Thanks for the add and nice to meet a fellow author :) If you are in the mood to trade books for reviews, just PM me and we'll sort it out! At any rate, looking forward to your book..."

Hello, Mr. Robertson. Lovely to make your acquaintance. Thank you so much for accepting my request. I'm rather new to this game but would love to trade books, chat, review, etc.

Some of my friends on here have been giving your works big thumbs-up, so I'm really looking forward to reading them. Cheers. :-)


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Leo Robertson Hello Mr Green! Thanks for the add and nice to meet a fellow author :) If you are in the mood to trade books for reviews, just PM me and we'll sort it out! At any rate, looking forward to your book chat :D


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Jay Green Stephanie wrote: "Always glad to find a new friend! Thank you for finding me."

You're welcome, Stephanie! The feeling is mutual. :-)


Stephanie Swint Always glad to find a new friend! Thank you for finding me.


Rebecca Gransden Greetings Jay. Thank you so much for the friend request. I look forward to getting to know you and talking all things books on GR :)


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