I could, I think, write a literary novel, but I have no desire to - even my bleakest book has some jokes in it, and I'd feel nervous writing a book with no jokes.
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Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.
Even at the beginning of the 90s people in England stood on the terraces to watch British players who would almost certainly need a job of some kind when they retired.
Books are long. Even mine. You don't want to feel bad about them as you're writing them.
I don't want my books to exclude anyone, but if they have to, then I would rather they excluded the people who feel they are too smart for them!
On top of that, I'm pretty sick of working on the books by the time they're published.
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