My friend Ben and I had talked about forming a band for years. We both played guitar and neither of us was as good as we wanted to be. Most of my efforts to improve stalled because I found practising guitar on my own unspeakably dull.
Mervyn vs. Dennis, a highly entertaining page-turner about real misfits, the weirdness of human relationships and the mysteries of pineapples, is a wild ride. It is consistently funny yet somehow manages to avoid lapsing into awkward, squirm-inducing cringe comedy territory.
“We’re interested in you,” says the first man.
“We’re interested in all sorts of parts of you,” adds the second.
“Tackling the challenge of sustainable urban design for the whole planet and not just for a few privileged countries or social groups, requires a vast stage in the imagination.”
“I’m keen to use the Idle Fiction Jam to push myself as a writer, exploring new challenges and addressing the flaws in my style and technique. ‘Readers Like You’ unfortunately exhibits a number of those flaws.”