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The other day, I was talking to a friend about how I'd lost patience with Iain Sinclair, his "ever-decreasing circles and ever-increasing grump". So of course, that evening I saw the library had a new one of his in, and borrowed it. But it's a new edition of an oldie I've not read, and it turns out half of my complaint was exactly wrong. This is the Sinclair I like: moving in his own eccentric circles where a resemblance to Derek Raymond is the sort of thing on which people will often remark, su...
A syncretic sweep of the ghostly and mordant. there is a necessity in Sinclair's memory, however flawed and decayed such has become. I type this as Dale Peck is speaking on tv from the PEN Conference. There is a grim irony I adn't anticipated.
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An odd one, but a curious read...