Monday, 16 March 2009

Twit Lit

e:A Novel was first published back in 2000. The author, Matt Beaumont, had been a copywriter in a large London advertising agency and the novel - a modern mutation of the epistolary genre - is a genuinely funny farce of a tale that captures the mood and atmosphere of the advertising industry at the turn of the millenium.

I haven't read the book recently, but I'm sure, although still funny, I'd also find it quaint and dated in places.

This got me thinking: has the Twitter Novel been done yet? I'm sure that this must be an idea whose time has definitely come.


Peter Ashley said...

I've only just realised you're blogging! All those packs 'n' things. Will start dipping in.

Sue Imgrund said...

Don't worry, Peter...I haven't really realised I'm blogging, either.
I think it's been going on for a year, almost to the day. I'm doing it mainly for my own entertainment - you'll notice that it all goes completely off-topic sometimes, but it's always a good feeling to know that someone out there is reading it.

Anonymous said...

I think I have heard of someone writing a Twitter novel. Two women I think. But I can't remember -- I may just be dreaming.