Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Fame

If you google the word "lager", I come up 14th on the list (after "Freedom Organic Lager" and "Lesbian And Gay Employment Rights"). What is fame if not that? Is it possibly this?:

If you google the word "fags", I come up 17th (after godhatesfags.com and biggestfagsever.com).

Fame, I think you will agree.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr Williams.
Don't worry, if you want to kill someone, you don't need any bullet nor any knife... Just tell him he's famous, just tell him he's a genius. And repeat it until he believes you. So if you're still alive, it's a good sign, no ? (I don't even know if what I'm writing is making any sense, but what the f#@~&).
Anyway, I've just finished Fags & Lager, and I wanted to tell you how much I apreciated it. The translation by Marignac is somehow free but brings a lot of power to the book (for the french reader anyway). I like the way you make it sound very easy to make up (and everybody knows it's not the case and it's hard work). And this time again, I laughed so much my wife thought about a heart attack in the middle of the night.
By the way, have you heard about a writer named Rick Harsh ? He did a trilogy called "The Driftless Zone." It's about some deadfolks stuck in a smalltown from where they can't escape just because the too high walls are in their heads... (once again, does my speach make any sense ? Nevermind). I've given one of these books to Aurélien and he liked it very much...
Well, I don't want to take too much of your time, so : goodbye & see you in Brussels.
Antoine Chainas.

Charlie Williams said...

Mr Chainas, I never heard of this Rick Harsch but I looked him up (didn't find much under "Harsh" though). I like the look of his books and I find that premise interesting. You could apply it to Deadfolk etc, sure. It takes a talented, brave person to escape. I'd like to know what he thinks of those who escape and then, years later, get recaptured. This is what happened to me. I am back in the driftless zone.

Really glad you liked the Marignac translation. See you in Belgique.

rick harsch said...

uncle charles,

I am rick harsch and i think you blurbed one of my books. you're therefore a good man. however, i escaped to Slovenia and so will never go back. i will read your books as soon as i can get hold of them.

take care down the stairs

rick harsch

Charlie Williams said...

Hey Rick, I swear I never blogged one of your books. Not knowingly anyway. Maybe some other Uncle Charles did?

Escaped to Slovenia. Didn't people used to escape from there?

Drop me a line if you ever read this. I would love to read your books and I'm going to try to track a couple down. Slim pickings at the bookshops out here in the badlands but I'm going to try with this web thing.

rick said...

Dear Charles,

I think I did respond, but it must have been eaten somehow. I was definitely wrong about the blurb--it was almost you, though, in that he was a writer and had a English name.
Which of your books do you think I should start with, if not Fags and Lager?

rick harsch

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