Includes Tillie Walden’s A CITY INSIDE, the new BROKEN FRONTIER anthology, David Lapham’s terrifying STRAY BULLETS VOL 5 and Boulet’s autobiographical comedy.
Notes vol 1: Born To Be A Larve (£16-99, Soaring Penguin Press) by Boulet.
“YOU BURNED MY MUM?”
“It-it was an accident! She-she was phosphorescent!”
Astutely observed and phenomenally funny, expect much self-mockery!
You may be wondering how the above could possibly form part of these autobiographical entries from Boulet’s online blog, and I’m half-tempted to leave you guessing. However, the incensed is Jesus, for the incinerated is the Holy Virgin Mary – or at least a statuette of the same which glowed in the dark, was tipped into a bin and thence onto a garden bonfire.
Talk about childhood trauma!
If I were to summarise the whole it would be in two lines after Boulet’s successive string of humiliations after posing naked for a life-sized portrait for fellow Fine Art student Wilfried in Dijon, when he thinks his embarrassment is finally at an end.
“BUT: Destiny is the cruel cowboy, and