I write what to me seems probable; for the tales told by others are both various and absurd. After Hecataeus "Don't ask me nuthin' 'bout nuthin'- I just might tell you the truth"
Bob Dylan, Outlaw blues
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Martin Amis of Sunnybrook Farm
Although he likes to sound world-weary and deeply cynical, Amis is fundamentally optimistic in what seems a very old-fashioned way. Why? Because he believes that vacuum cleaners can be repaired. And that people can be found to repair them (albeit shoddily). Wake up and smell the coffee! Oh, the coffee machine's been chucked out because it doesn't work anymore.