Will Self said the novel was doomed and his son’s response was brutal. Literally
Here’s Will Self in the Guardian not entirely optimistic about the future of the novel.
Will Self: ‘The novel is absolutely doomed’ https://t.co/F1B8xrPGlI
— Guardian Books (@GuardianBooks) March 17, 2018
Here’s a little bit of what he had to say in the Guardian Q&A.
‘I think the novel is absolutely doomed to become a marginal cultural form, along with easel painting and the classical symphony.’
Except that wasn’t the last word on the matter. Far from it, in fact, after Self’s son Luther appeared to join in the debate on Twitter.
But that’s not the killer line. This is.
The whole exchange was shared by Bethany Black on Twitter.
This is my favourite thing on Twitter today. It’s beautiful! pic.twitter.com/BbUCgI8H5e
— Bethany Black (@BeffernieBlack) February 10, 2019
— kelly_welles (@kelly_welles) February 10, 2019
My word. Spectacular. https://t.co/dwmLtLSJ7r
— Mat Ricardo (@MatRicardo) February 10, 2019
Another reason never to have children, they are your harshest and most intimate critic outside your head. https://t.co/4cXRh7DFnZ
— Laz,husband of Rachel. Destroyer of Worlds. (@lazaroumterror) February 10, 2019
And the last word really should go to this person.
— Peter Harris (@I_dun_a_joke) February 10, 2019