Laurence Cotterell

Laurence Cotterell

Middle-aged English teacher who loves books, playing amateur football and passing Half Man Half Biscuit lyrics off as my own. Originally from Barnet, I now reside in Stroud with my artist wife, Sarah and a troika of freeloading cats.

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Baudrillard broke my Kindle

Books are sensual, but a Kindle gives you very little. No sense of the paratext, nostalgic memory or even decorative potential.

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The Ministry

I can see no road signs that can tell me what bit of London I am now in. Tall Victorian walls surround me so I can’t see far ahead. The darkness is thickening like vegetable soup.