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Weirdtongue and the latest meat news

This has been main headline news in UK: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21401111 regarding a Romanian abattoir. Nothing established for certain as I write this.

First, I was wondering about the cat’s meat trade — as depicted in my novella WEIRDTONGUE (The InkerMen Press 2010) — and whether Blasphemy Fitzworth’s trade between the UK and Middle Europe was a staggering premonition of similar news in 2013. Or was ‘Weirdtongue’ indeed affected retrocausally?

Also, I am still real-time reviewing, DEHISCENCE, a quilted patchwork novella published a few weeks ago in Romania, the plot of which seeming at least obliquely relevant to this news issue. Like a few of the publisher’s previous ‘Last Thinkers’ books, this one seems bound in some unknown animal skin, an arguable phenomenon that I think you can see from this photo I’ve just taken:


No sign of this skin dehiscing.  It is a very well made book.

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My personal copy of ‘A Glastonbury Romance’


By John Cowper Powys in 1933. Above is a Picador bought new in 1975. Next year I took my then young family on holiday to Glastonbury. I am rereading it in 2012, and the gap shows where I have got up to so far.

My choice of quotes from it: http://weirdtongue.wordpress.com/quotations-from-the-glastonbury-romance-by-john-cowper-powys/

Just reached the aesthetic, workmanlike, spiritual and psychotic emanations from Sam Dekker’s ‘clay-hauling’. (Or ‘hawling’: https://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/hawling-in-john-cowper-powys/)


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Clacton – Pavilion Bowl

My previous ‘Weirdtongue’ photographs of the Clacton Pavilion over the years HERE.

The photographs below were taken today (5 July 2012) and I think the signs must have been put up in the last day or so:  

A ‘pavilion bowl’ sounds like a holy grail from the Crusades.



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The Unmaking of Me

I read a new review of ‘Nemonymous Night’ yesterday:

 It is a very well wrought book that many fantasy lovers will enjoy for the statement it makes by unmaking.

And another review from yesterday, literally, it seems, in the process of being unmade(!):

Weirdtongue: a novel type…thing by D F Lewis, one of the greats of UK Wyrd.Fict and all-round Good Egg.

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linking links to links


reviewing my review of this book’s fiction:

Corollary: http://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/john-updike/


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My first and only published novel

I have just re-read Nemonymous Night (Chômu Press, June 2011) in its full beautiful regalia as a book. And I wonder if it is a metaphorical suicide-bomb now planted on my bookshelf, knowing how close I am to my bookshelf…

More thoughtfully perhaps, having indeed just re-read this my only published novel, I deem it the worthy culmination of a lifetime tussling with fiction. I shall continue to deem it thus, I feel, even if the critical reaction to it is negative, but I certainly trust that most of its readers will gain value from the adventurous Jules Verne-ian plot together with its apocalyptic and acquired accoutrements.

Nemonymous Night, the Last Balcony story collection and the Weirdtongue novella are the only works of mine I would like to remain in existence after I’ve gone into my own nemonymous night. But, obviously, I have no say in what is kept and what is not.  And the earth may vanish before I do.

Please forgive any sign of pretentiousness that may be discovered in this statement.  And sincere thanks to the publisher of Nemonymous Night.


The two quotes inside the book – the words from an Elizabeth Bowen story were discovered after completion and acceptance of the novel – and the ‘Carcosa’ words from Karl Edward Wagner were published in the mid-1990s, and the novel mentions a ‘lethal chamber’ and an anchovy!


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Clacton Pavilion (retrocausal)



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