“To seize the event, lock its meat and bones in my jaws and relax into the thing.”
American essayist and novelist based in China since 1994. Writing philosophy: downmarket, big concept, provocative, discriminating, outrageous. Ballard, Beckett, Borges, Dick, Kafka, Hesse, Melville, Mishima, Sade are influences.
“Success is never haphazard but only ever proceeds from comprehensive and systematic attack.”
“Kind of like Hot Wheels and tits and the Day of Judgment all rolled into one.”
“Each new walk down the stretch was charged with expectation, at once a cornucopia and a minefield of possibilities.”
“In the town center lawn is a crazy quilt of motley freaks smoking pot and playing guitar.”