Friday, 19 January 2007

dbc pierre and rewriting

Was the first part of the novel over-written, asked another. Probably, Pierre confessed, for he had gone over it hundreds of times: every day when he had sat down at his desk, he had begun reading his book from the beginning, and amending as he read. The ending, in contrast, was done just a couple of times, giving ammunition to the blogger on the book club website who thought that the novelist had snatched his ending.
- from an interesting article in the 'Guardian book club' series on DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little, from Saturday 9 December.

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