London Bicycle Messengers to get their own Book of Dave?
28.04.07 by Buffalo Bill
Will Self is a fine fellow, clever, witty and his last book was much-admired, not least by me. Called the Book of Dave, it was about a London cab driver who constructs his own cosmology based on the culture and traditions of the boys in black.
I try and read Mr Self’s columns in the Independent whenever I can, because I like his writing, and his world-view is appealing to my sensibilities. Unfortunately, I missed his column expounding his desire for a fixie ‘I yearn for a fixed-wheel bicycle – it is the very epitome of my mid-life crisis.’ So there it is for others who missed out at the time, too. I can’t avoid high-lighting that he calls it a fixed-wheel. Take that all you mis-geared manglers of the English language and its agreed usage!
And now it seems that he has become interested in bicycle messengers too. A person claiming to be his researcher has been bothering couriers in Berwick Street. Can Mr Self be gestating a messenger novel?
Thanks to the Onion Bag for the photo.