Rupert Dreyfus

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Rupert Dreyfus is an award winning, Amazon top 10 selling author who writes black comedies as a means of venting about the state of the world. The influential magazine of cultural criticism PopMatters said that he writes “with the darkly absurd humour of a thirsty and somewhat paranoid Jonathan Swift”. Closer to home, activist and one-time musician Edwin Stratton described his work as “black bloc meets Black Mirror”.

Spark is his first novel which serves as a snapshot of modern-day Britain, seen through the eyes of disaffected computer hacker Jake Miller. After creating a legion of online followers known as Generation Y-bother, Jake shows us how incredibly easy it is to spark a revolution. You just have to be angry enough.

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Rupert Dreyfus Apologies for the delay, Jason; Goodreads doesn't seem to flag new questions on my notifications.

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Apologies for the delay, Jason; Goodreads doesn't seem to flag new questions on my notifications.

My favourite colour is the exact shade of red you will see if you pause the little known B-movie science fiction thriller 'Attack of the Killer Cabbage Man II' at 2 hours, 27 minutes and 02 seconds. You will see a man wearing a lovely green shirt with red stripes running away from the Killer Cabbage Man. I think, out of all the colours in the world, that has to be my favourite.

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Rupert Dreyfus Hi Jason.

If I had to come up with a patch to improve one area of my life for 2016 then it would focus on the whole marketing thing. I'm crap at it so…more
Hi Jason.

If I had to come up with a patch to improve one area of my life for 2016 then it would focus on the whole marketing thing. I'm crap at it so a patch would be welcomed. Then I could focus on writing some new stories rather than wasting my time trying to figure out how to locate more readers who are in to what I'm about.

What would I tell myself to do differently? Hard to say. Looking back I don't have any major regrets for 2015 (yet!). At a push I think I'd probably tell myself to relax more. Just because people aren't reading my stories now, doesn't mean they won't be reading them in the future...

Cheers and all the best for 2016!(less)
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Out of all the places, I forgot to post here about The Anti-Austerity Anthology. Anyone following me will already know about. Many thanks to everyone who's got behind it.

Here is a new blog about the anthology, my next book and celebrating four years of mischief:

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“Social media is basically standing at a bucket filled with other people’s vomit and you suck the vomit through a straw, and gag and wince at the unbearable taste of other people’s vomit. Yet strangely we continue to suck through the straw as if we’ve never tasted such lovely vomit. And then before you know it you’re old and you’re grey. And that’s the end of you. A lonely death. Your gravestone is marked with the six saddest words:

Social Media Drained My Soul Away

And they all mourn your loss at a budget funeral service while updating their social media statuses on mobile phones apps. And in years to come nobody remembers any of your updates; even those updates that you deep-down believed were going to bring about world peace. The Digital Age is more disposable than nappies and just as full of shit.”
Rupert Dreyfus, The Rebel's Sketchbook

“What no school prepares you for is the fact that when you finally get to enter the adult world you’re just one of seven billion primates swinging from the trees, hurling your excrement at each other and fighting over the same tiny pot of job vacancies. Instead school teaches you everything that you don’t need to know, hands over your exam results and tells you to fuck off into the jungle to fend for yourself. No more handouts; no more free passes. Get out there and make a miracle happen. Or die.”
Rupert Dreyfus, The Rebel's Sketchbook

“We think of our species as swinging on the pinnacle of evolution, but this definitely isn’t the final design. If our bodies don’t evolve much further, our minds will. It’s the only way our species can save itself. An evolution of human consciousness is only a matter of time. And that’s when we will finally discover the good life, hand in hand. Meanwhile we just have to tough it out and make the most of things.”
Rupert Dreyfus, Spark

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“I like to judge people and it was clear to me that Colin’s life has been about as exciting as a cluster headache. You can tell this just from his humour tumour which runs through every conversation you have with him. I got the impression that Colin had arrived at his early fifties resenting the fact that he’s spent his entire career worshiping at the altar of Dynasty PLC. But he is now so indoctrinated by the world of corporate banking that he’s forgotten how to express the real him.

This is what a life working for large corporations does to people. The workplace is a place not to be you; it’s a place to be the corporate you. The you that doesn’t really exist. We all see this corporate you and pretend that it’s a normal part of life. But we know that something isn’t quite right. We know that the real you is slowly fading away like old wallpaper. The corporate you is a myth; just like Icarus. And yet we are powerless against it. All of us are powerless against the wrath of the corporate world.”
Rupert Dreyfus, Spark

“We think of our species as swinging on the pinnacle of evolution, but this definitely isn’t the final design. If our bodies don’t evolve much further, our minds will. It’s the only way our species can save itself. An evolution of human consciousness is only a matter of time. And that’s when we will finally discover the good life, hand in hand. Meanwhile we just have to tough it out and make the most of things.”
Rupert Dreyfus, Spark

“Social media is basically standing at a bucket filled with other people’s vomit and you suck the vomit through a straw, and gag and wince at the unbearable taste of other people’s vomit. Yet strangely we continue to suck through the straw as if we’ve never tasted such lovely vomit. And then before you know it you’re old and you’re grey. And that’s the end of you. A lonely death. Your gravestone is marked with the six saddest words:

Social Media Drained My Soul Away

And they all mourn your loss at a budget funeral service while updating their social media statuses on mobile phones apps. And in years to come nobody remembers any of your updates; even those updates that you deep-down believed were going to bring about world peace. The Digital Age is more disposable than nappies and just as full of shit.”
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Rupert Dreyfus Harry wrote: "That new profile pic of yours makes you look like "a proper writer". :)"

I'm trying my best, Harry :-)


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Harry Whitewolf That new profile pic of yours makes you look like "a proper writer". :)


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