Oh how I love a spiracy of a bank holiday
morning late afternoon
Topic: Vic Jameson
I wanted to post this as a comment in the Book Club Blog, home of the most well researched who-is-BdJ-'spiracy about, but the daemonic java pop ups will not let a heathen pass, so I'll put it here.
Reading the Cardigan archives, (an early progenitor of the brilliant Dean Allen's Textism blog), I was struck by how muchly Belle de Jour in her heyday reads as if she ticked off the categories on this cliche list, written way back in the dawning of a new century, 2001:
CHECKLIST FOR THE FIRST-TIME NOVELISTSource
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Everyone feels uncertainty about major decisions made in the course of his or her life. Is your book a lengthy exercise in self-reassurance and rationalization?
Is your book a resume of your cultural tastes, and/or desirability to potential sexual partners?
Are the sex scenes there for no other reason than that it was fun to write them?
Was the book written to aggravate someone who once rejected you, or spurned your advances?
Is there an alarming frequency of social situations, such as at bars, parties or media events?
Are we introduced to your characters only by that which they consume, by their jobs, their hobbies, their hipness?
Is the protagonist plainly and transparently you?
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If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, by all means consider undertaking a career in the exciting and fast-paced world of online marketing.
All of which points away from the Lisa Hilton theory, nuh?