Saturday, July 20, 2013

Duncan Fallowell: US literary triumph and his cock

US edition
Delighted to see that Duncan Fallowell's How to Disappear: A Memoir for Misfits debuted at No 1 in Amazon.com's bestseller chart for traveller cock-cockers/cunt-cunters (but these are not exclusive labels - please!). It's time the Americans made a fuss of him as he parades his peculiarities in a variety of clever, playful ways.

Oprah: "Get it down Mr Fallowell! - "
Duncan: "I beg your pardon?"

Naturally, Madame Arcati was among the first to recognise his book's singular brilliance. Eventually, the people who dole out the PEN/Ackerley Prize saw the light and plonked their literary laurel crown upon his still-luxuriant locks.

I reviewed the book in another age - here.

Now, there's a new US review which I think soul-links to the book. Here. I like the chance angle Garth has picked up on as an unspoken sub-theme. Who's Garth? Do some work you lazy darting fuckers.

Do you want to see Duncan's penis? Oh!

15 comments:

DRF said...

Looking forward to your next book, Madame - HOW TO REAPPEAR

Best, Duncan Fallowell

Anonymous said...

I thought the book was declining - but everyone's doing em

Madame Arcati said...

What, and reveal all my secrets!

Anonymous said...

Good heavens, we're all back again. alive.

Agatha said...

Yes Madame it is a brilliant book. My only concern is that we are in agreement.

Anonymous said...

I see Fallowell has a chapter on Princess Diana. She is due for a revival, not that she ever went away, but you know what I mean, with the anniversary of her death in a few weeks and a Diana film coming out in September with Naomi Watts as Her. I'm a Diana fan but it is amazing to remember that her funeral was Tony Blair's first job as Prime Minister at the very beginning of New Labour's reign so long ago. Soon be time to revive the 90s! though personally I don't want to, not that the twentyfirst century is that heartwarming so far. I haven't been to the Di fountain yet - any of your followers know where it is? God bless in a thrinking world, yours, Tammy

Madame Arcati said...

My dear Tammy - allow me to guide you to the 'fountain' which is just a puddle really:

http://www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/hyde-park-attractions/diana-memorial-fountain

Anonymous said...

Nice cover

Anonymous said...

And nice pic

Do The Funky Chicken said...

You're back, you monstress!

Anonymous said...

I was following all the royal baby coverage and there was a lot of it and didn't hear anyone in the families involved say anything about the baby's grandmother Diana. Did I miss it? Talk about elephant in the room. The BBC talked about grandparents and after the appearance of the Middletons panned to Charles and Camilla. I'm not saying there was an official blackout on Diana references - but it felt like it. Obviously very much in the minds of Harry and William and Kate too, and what about the rest of the Spencer family? Of course her brother said those things in the Abbey and is probably out of it. Bu the Diana blank in all this riles me. Love from Tammy

Catherine de Bourgh said...

We don't talk about her as a mark of respect to the Special Operations Skunk Team, to whom we as a nation owe so very very much.

Madame Arcati said...

Only if you say so poppet.

Christa said...

This is gorgeous!

Ramon said...

Gorgeous!