On the 10th April, a Sunday evening, I went to see James Frey with my partner at Lutyens and Rubinstein – a book shop in Notting Hill, London. It was the very first event for his new novel, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. He read from the book – the second chapter ‘Charles’ -, chatted about his work and inspiration and then signed everyone’s books.
What a cool bloke he is. Laid back, warm, friendly and honest. He gets a lot of flack which I think is completely unnecessary and unfair. The man is a genius, an amazing talent. His novel Bright Shiny Morning is one of my favourite books of all time. James signed my copy of TFTOTHB, and put in a little inscription which he improvised on the spot, making it very special. He did the same for everyone. Mine says:
“Richard – I have an uncle called Richard but he is not as cool as you, James Frey.” VERY COOL! 🙂
I really enjoyed The Final Testament of the Holy Bible, it made me cry in places. I won’t say anything more about it for fearing of spoiling it. All I will say is go and read it. And check out Bright Shiny Morning too.
Anyway, that’s me done. Enjoy the lovely weather and I wish you all a wonderful Easter Bank Holiday.
Love, peace and magic.