Posts Tagged ‘the killing of a bank manager’

Bank Manager Makeover

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The new and improved, digitally remastered and re-branded, The Killing of a Bank Manager; it’s got a new cover. And to celebrate, here’s an extract from the Paul Kavanagh classic. (more…) more»

The Killing of a Bank Manager

Author: Paul Kavanagh

ISBN: 9780956665812  |  136 pages

The Killing of a Bank Manager throws away the rule book and gives readers a ballsy, original read.

From the back seat of a porn theatre, from the word lovers’ asylum, Honest Publishing’s second release is the controversial, earth-shattering, mind-smacking The Killing of a Bank Manager.

It’s never as simple as just the killing of a bank manager.

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Junk Trip

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

The junky has to survive for the junky trip to succeed. And so the junk trip has to be short. The shorter the trip the more likely the junky will succeed. The junk trip is all about success, without success the junk trip is futile, a waste of time and effort. The junk trip should be no more than a day or two, a long weekend at the most. During this time the junky must keep a clear head and observe with Proustian fastidiousness the mechanics of the junk trip. It is advisable for the junky if he intends to succeed not to partake in junk. (more…) more»

Anti-interview with David Rose

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

This is not an interview. I do not want to probe, or enter, to delve, to fathom; I do not want to see, or examine, I am not a surveyor. This is not an interview. Most interviews are boring, trite, an exercise in the ostentatious, the pavonine, an anthology of name dropping, sesquipedalianism, back-slapping, sycophantic saliva swapping. I have a few things that I want to share, this tête-à-tête is basically all about me, and to show me off in a wonderful, iridescent light I am going to employ not a light bulb but a great writer, and I mean a great writer, and hopefully some of the greatness will rub off on me. (more…) more»

Honest Publishing at Lodestar Festival

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Honest Publishing is proud to announce that we’ll be appearing at this year’s Lodestar festival, happening September 2nd – September 4th in the gloriously rural Cambridgeshire countryside. Here we shall be donning our Wellington boots and maybe (we are) having a book stall, where you can buy our range of independent literature.

Like alternative books? How about an alternative festival? Lodestar is an excellent choice for all those looking for a more chilled festival experience. Fed up with stomping for miles to find you missed your favourite band, or camping in the only space left (the toilets)? At Lodestar you’ll find a spacious, relaxed atmosphere, full of good people and great bands, and we’re thoroughly looking forward to it. (more…) more»

Exclusive ‘The Killing of a Bank Manager’ Excerpt

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

We love The Killing of a Bank Manager. We think it’s so fresh it could wipe out any unpleasant pungent smell around (including mediocrity). So here is an exclusive excerpt. What do you think? Do let us know in the comments below. (more…) more»

Paul Kavanagh Interview

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Paul Kavanagh
Tell us about the process of writing The Killing of a Bank Manager – was it a difficult book to write? Did you come across any stumbling blocks?
No, it flowed like the Thames, sweetly.

What would you like your readers to come away with after reading The Killing of a Bank Manager?
Sore eyes and a bad back.

How do you explain the debauchery in the book?
Debauchery? Did you know that P. J. Thomas played Peter in the movie Jesus Christ Superstar? He had a great singing voice. Now that is Debauchery!

The Killing of a Bank Manager – what were you hoping to achieve with the title?
I stole it from John Cassavetes. The title The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is the best title a movie could ever have. I wonder how many times John Cassavetes standing in line for a movie had it ruined by some idiot who had blurted out the ending. It happens every time with me. I wanted to make sure the reader just didn’t skip to the end of the book. What’s the point you already know the ending. It’s in the title.

Is TV evil?
No. It’s the people watching the television. I never heard of the Benny Hill Show jumping out of the television and committing rape.

Who are your favorite writers and why?
Stefan Themerson. The grass was green and then Themerson showed me it could be blue. There are many many more but for this I will just say Stefan Themerson.

How do you view other writers?
With my eyes. I suppose that’s how you see them too.

What’s your opinion of writing for a market?
I hate the word market. The word stinks. I once had a date with a girl. She reeked. I didn’t want to say anything, but the reek was bad. I said something. I tried to be sensitive. She slapped me across the face. It turned out she worked at the fish market. I heard that people who work at the fish market get a few extra pounds because of the smell.

The most honest being is…
There is nothing honest in this universe, nothing, babies, children, men, women, the other animals, trees, flowers, bacteria, microorganisms, things made out of plastic and rubber, even the air we breathe is dishonest. And I love them all and I am very happy that they are dishonest. more»

F*** eBooks – ‘The Killing of a Bank Manager’ Now Available in Paperback

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been a long time coming, but finally Honest Publishing’s rip-roaring, James Joyce-esque, experimental, roller coaster, kick-ass, beer-swilling novella ‘The Killing of a Bank Manager’ by Paul Kavanagh, is finally available in good old paperback format – just the way we like it. (more…) more»

Honest Publishing books – now in ePub format!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Good news, non-Kindle users: we’re pleased to announce our eBooks just became available in ePub format, and are now offered at a range of leading online retailers with comfortingly recognisable brand names. (more…) more»

Paul Kavanagh

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Paul Kavanagh
Paul Kavanagh was born in England in 1971 and lives in Charlotte, N.C., USA. His writing credits include poetry and short stories in Sleeping Fish, Burnside Review, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Pen Pusher, Better Non Sequitur, Nano Fiction, Evergreen Review, Marginalia, Upstairs at Duroc, Mipoesias, Monkeybicycle, Milk Magazine, American Drivel Review, and Trnsfr.


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