Lucifer's Valet


Posted in Culture Vulturing, Poeticks by lucifersvalet on 17 November 2011

So I heard the story of how Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange, like he’d been told he had cancer and a year to live, and he wanted to leave his family something for them to get by, so he wrote these four novels, one of which was Clockwork. That was heroic.

So then I heard that it was lie, that he’d never had any cancer, and it was all just some story. He was just another fucking liar. That was bullshit.

Then I was thinking, yeah, it was a lie, but that’s what he did. He was a writer. He told stories. Some of them went in books, some of them went in interviews. These things happen.