15.3.11

Lars Iyer, Spurious

Hit website, Spurious, adapted as a book
Lars Iyer, Spurious
Many readers of A Piece of Monologue will already be somewhat familiar with Lars Iyer. Since 2003, his website, Spurious, has been a playful source of absurd banter on literature, philosophy and everyday life. But you may not know that many of the stories and asides from the original site have been adapted as a book, available from Melville House.

Take a look at the Publisher's page for critical responses, and a free online extract:
In a raucous debut that summons up Britain's fabled Goon Show comedies, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer tells the story of someone very like himself with a "slightly more successful" friend and their journeys in search of more palatable literary conferences where they serve better gin.

Another reason for their journeys: the narrator's home is slowly being taken over by a fungus that no on seems to know what to do about. Before it completely swallows his house, the narrator feels compelled to solve some major philosophical questions (such as "Why?") and the meaning of his urge to write, as well as the source of the fungus... before it's too late. Or, he has to move.
Publisher Page: Lars Iyer, Spurious, Melville House Publishing