Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author E–book/E–pub


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  • 300
  • Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author
  • Paul Ewen
  • English
  • 15 July 2018
  • 9781910296141

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characters Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Paul Ewen Paul Ewen ↠ 7 Read In the most controversial year in the history of the Man Booker Prize comes a book certain to add fuel to the fire How To Be A Public Author will take the debate to another level It will get everyone talking – and laughing – even about Britain’s biggest annual book bonanzaFrancis Plug is a troubled and often drunk misfit who causes chaos and confusion wherever he goes – and where he most likes to go is to real author events collecting signatures from the likes of Salman Rushdie Kazuo Ishiguro and Eleanor CattonAs he adds to this collection of signed Booker first editions Francis – a wannabe author himself – is also helpfully writing. The Man Booker Prize winners are the who s who of literacy world They include names such as Peter Carey JM Coetzee and Yann Martel Well know we may be adding a new name to this list Francis Plug who despite the small fact that he has yet to write a book is adamant he will be joining the author elite In order to achieve this goal the gardener and wanna be writer will travel the length and breadth of the UK attending speeches and book signing from his idols Now if only he could remember these events then he would doing wellThink a chatty Mr Bean then you have an idea of what Francis is like He is a man who will literally take full advantage of complimentary wine while saying inappropriate and downright hilarious things to the bewildered stars of the show Despite his goal and his drinking seeing him evicted he does not stop with his dream no matter how drunk he gets and how many people he bamboozles along the wayOverall How To Be A Public Author is a light hearted look at the literary circus and also puts loneliness under the microscope Francis desperately wants to be part of the bookish community despite having little confidence or the means to carry through Many of his observations are indeed true such as authors of today needing to be a lot accessible and outgoing than there introverted forefathers I even managed to learn a few things about the authors featured and combined with the humour and the touching reflections of Francis make for an entertaining and heart warming read

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characters Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Paul Ewen Paul Ewen ↠ 7 Read A self help manual This is devised with the novice writer in mind and full of sage wisdom and useful tidbits to help ease freshly published novelists into the demands and rigors of author events readings and general life in the public eyeSo “If you’re provided with a hands free mic clipped to your lapel don’t forget to turn it off when you visit the toilet or if you need to vomit before your event” Likewise it’s always good to be wary of the germs of fans – and “considering the use of elbow length dishwashing gloves at book signings and a large easy wipe kitchen apron” And so too cultivating a photographic ‘look’ for the ma. What motivates the event author participant What makes them seek out the uivering human flesh blood and bone marrow of the author The fiction author in particular Surely they the audience have the prereuisite imaginative skills necessary to follow the author s invented work in the first place and yet they seek to crush their flight of fancy by exposing themselves to the factory machinery as it were They have to follow Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse back to the changing rooms and smell the sweat from the red face puppeteersAs someone who on the one hand attends to such events yet on the other fully supports the Ferrante view that a book once published has no need of its author that is a very interesting uestion But for Francis Plug the author of this book but actually a fictional creation of the real author Paul Ewen the answer is to get free wine of greater value than the entrance price disrupt the proceedings and to point out to the authors all the rude bits of their books Eg to Ben Okri I liked that bit in The Famished Road where Madame Koto is moving a table in her bar and she fartsPlug is the Dennis Pennis of the book world and the book follows his encounters with a spectrum of Booker Prize winners as he visits their readings in search of a personalised dedication on his or rather his employer s collection of first editions The choice of Booker prize winners is particularly apposite given that one of the prize s rules actually reuires the publisher to make best efforts to ensure the author takes part in various publicity events a reuirement double winner JM Coetzee notably refused to fulfilExcept I suspect Plug s encounters didn t actually take place at least in the form described The book does come with copies of the title pages signed by the authors to Francis Plug and Paul Ewen may well have gone to the readings in character but I doubt he caused the chaos he described Which leaves this as if Paul Kaye rather than actually in character as Dennis Pennis making witty uips to film celebrities to Demi Moore Are there any circumstances if it wasn t gratuitous and it was tastefully done would consider keeping your clothes on in a movie had simply written a fictional book as if he had Francis Plug How To Be A Public Author actually has some interesting character sketches of the different authors featured demonstrates a real knowledge of the authors books in takes that to be able to dig out all the parts dealing with alcohol or bodily functions and some laugh out loud humourThe problem is that to make a novel it is all rather padded out with fart and poo jokes rather wearing tales of Plug s drunkeness a side story about his inept gardening career and some wearing and gratuitous banker bashingAn opportunity missed

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characters Francis Plug: How To Be A Public Author Read ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Paul Ewen Paul Ewen ↠ 7 Read Ny publicity shots you will be subjected to is also a good idea – Francis’s personal choice being that of Macaulay McCulkin in Home AloneWith advice like this and Francis’ warm and deranged personality How To Be A Public Author will prove ESSENTIAL reading for anyone with an interest in the literary worldHow To Be A Public Author is a brilliant slapstick comedy blurring fact and fantasy to astonishing effect and it is also a surprising and touching meditation on loneliness and finding a place in the world The Man Booker Prize becomes a springboard to explore what it means to be an author – and a human being – in the twenty first centu. Funny but watching Plug descend ascend into madness is a little unnerving for the prospective public author


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