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David Howsam

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I live in Scotland just now but grew up in and around London. Miss it but can't afford to go back just yet. Have been writing for a long while and have just finished a long novel 'Jerusalem' which is in essence a memory of London and therefore slightly broken, dreamed, half-remembered and re-imagined. A place that exists in memory but is always just slightly blurred and disfigured.


JERUSALEM is now available to purchase at lulu.com.

A SMALL COLLECTION OF SIGNS is currently available as a paperback from the same site.

favourite books

Naked Lunch - William Burroughs
Miracle Of The Rose - Jean Genet
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Doctor Sax - Jack Kerouac
Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky
Cities of the Red Night - William Burroughs
The Trial - Franz Kafka
Borges 'Fictions'
all of William Blake
Howl - Allen GInsberg
100 Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ulysses - James Joyce
Company - Samuel Beckett
Moby Dick - Melville
As I Lay Dying - Faulkner

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Victoria Hunter wrote 381 days ago

Hi David, Just letting you know that HC is going to publish Ramada....

LCF Quartet wrote 412 days ago

Dear David, Thank you very much for your support until the end... B....

Victoria Hunter wrote 428 days ago

Sorry to see your book go David. i wish you the best of luck with it.....

colin smith wrote 474 days ago

Thanks for the backing, David.

Software wrote 502 days ago

Hello David, Hope you are well. Maybe you would like to try out m....

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I wrote 612 days ago

Alright Jonny, You backed Jerusalem, for no good reason that I can fathom but I appreciate that you did it. Your work is majestically insane. A kind of mad hybrid of Welsh and Gibson. The violence is ultra-realistic, the language fueled by some kind of toxin I haven't worked out, and if I did... view book

I wrote 614 days ago

Hi Mr Milne, Not something I would read, but then I don't think I would be your target audience anyway. But in terms of craftmanship, you know what you are doing. Good crisp, entertaining prose that shifts the narrative smoothly. The idea seems well worked out and the characters and feel of th... view book

I wrote 615 days ago

Hi Abby, Not really my kind of book but it seems well written and thought out. There's some clunky prose in there that an editor or an editing process would iron out ( for example '. . . by entering the gates of my was, our was.' You can't say something like that. It is grammatically obscure, a... view book

I wrote 616 days ago

These are good, effective stories. The calm, detached nature of the prose accentuates the surreal and sometimes bitter edge. There's a kind of quiet urban madness underlying some of the stories that disturbs even though the prose remains controlled and precise. Very intelligent, provoking and... view book

I wrote 623 days ago

Hi Mark, Have finished The Semet Tree. It's a deep and intriguing story and I thought for the most part you pulled it off. It has a lot of weight because of the seriousness of the subject and the way you write. You maintain a level of mystery and anticipation well. Perhaps the psychological... view book

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