Last night’s #SJsTwitterBookClub featured Emmy-award winning writer, journalist, comedy-writer, critic and novelist David Quantick (@quantick). We talked about his extraordinary novel, ‘All My Colors’.
David introduced the book to us. ‘Todd Milstead is an a*shole who realises he can remember a book that nobody else can recall. Broke, he decides to write the book himself - with horrific consequences. And Bat Out Of Hell.’
This naturally led to a discussion of American FM rock - and David helpfully provided us with a Spotify playlist to accompany our discussion. We talked about the difference between movies (‘all arcs and scenes’) and books (which ‘are like beanbags’). When pushed, David explained, ‘Books can be a bit lumpier than movies, and have bits that seem to be empty, and bits that are packed, and sometimes support your - all right, not beanbags.’ We talked about our favourite adaptations, and both confessed a love for the brilliant Under the Skin, as well as Haruki Murakami.
I also asked David what he’d written that he was most proud of…