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Kafka's Motorbike [Nov. 1st, 2006|11:42 pm]
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Regular sufferers of this journal will recall that Garry Kilworth is dedicating a book to me, provisionally entitled 'The Hundred-towered City'. (it's set in 19th century Prague). Well, there's been a title change. The book will now come out in 2008 under the title of 'Kafka's Motorbike'.  Having read the first chapter I think Kafka rides a 1947 Matchless 500.

And cuz I know you're dying to know what that looks like....

 
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From: ajjones
2006-11-02 01:21 am (UTC)

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It's beautiful!
[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2006-11-02 08:30 am (UTC)

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I agree. Just look at the seats. You get a comfy, sprung saddle, but I don't think Chris would like that pillion pad, do you?
[User Picture]From: mrcleanhead
2006-11-02 05:27 am (UTC)

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Why do I not find that hard to believe, Michael?! You pressured him, didn't you? C'mon, Garry! I know you're already dedicating it to me, but don't you think that Michael's Motorbike sounds better? Ok, ok, so if not Michael's Motorbike, then how about Kafka's Motorbike?

I'm sure he's aware of the Kafka's Motorbike reference in Bridgette Jones's Diary...

BRIDGET:L-ladies and...
L--
Oi!
Oi!
Sorry. The, uh...
mic's not... work--working. Ahem.
Ladies andgentlemen...
welcome to the launch of "Kafka's Motorbike"...
"The Greatest Book of OurTime."
[Mild applause]
Obviously exceptfor your books, Mr. Rushdie...
which are also very good.
And Lord Archer...
yours aren'tbad, either.
[Clears throat]Anyway...
uh, what I mean is, uh...
welcome, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you for coming to the launch of...
one of the top thirty books of ourtime.
Anyway, at least.
[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2006-11-02 08:34 am (UTC)

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Bloomin' hell, I had no idea it was referencing Bridget Jones's Diary! One of the top thirty books of our time, eh? Oh, that Mr Kilworth is a cunning cad!
[User Picture]From: mylefteye
2006-12-03 01:05 am (UTC)

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Hey, guess what, David. I mentioned this to Garry and he had no idea. Yes, he has seen the film, but he swears his use of the title is coincidence, or that any influence is subliminal.
[User Picture]From: racingboo
2006-11-02 09:58 am (UTC)

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That is one beautiful machine.