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.
No more ‘millennial’ twaddle please
3 weeks ago