Will’s words. Note to self

I like hearing Will Self speak and I like to read his writings, though I have to admit that, to date, it would appear that, perhaps tellingly, I don’t like them enough to want to buy one of his novels. And it was while reading an article of his in the Guardian online today that I was able to pin-point why I’ll probably continue to politely decline his longer written offerings; simply, they would take me too long to read. Listening to Will speak or reading his written works is like - for me - learning English all over again. I always emerge from our encounters feeling like I’ve had a damn good workout; a bit knackered, though, despite the discomfort, suffused with a sense that I’ll be better off…
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