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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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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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
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…)