Wednesday, 27 February 2008

this is the last promotional thing i will write about the reading tomorrow night at the cornerhouse, i promise

i am reading at this thing tomorrow night. if you have nothing to do tomorrow night in manchester, come along. it starts at 6pm, i think. it is £3.50/£2.50 (concessions) and that comes off the price of the book if you want to buy one. the book is £7.95.

the story i'm reading is pretty depressing. it is humourless. i feel strange about reading something for 7-8 minutes which will probably just 'bum people out' if they listen to it.

i am going to put this miniature plastic horse in my pocket:


if you are at the cornerhouse tomorrow night, listening to me reading my depressing short story, please think about how i am reading it with a miniature plastic horse in my pocket.

and if you want to say 'hi' afterwards, that would be nice, and maybe you could mention the miniature plastic horse. it might be a good 'icebreaker'.

14 comments:

xtx said...

if i were in england i would come and i would definitely say hi and hope you would invite me out for a pint because i would be visting from american just to see you.

chris killen said...

yes, i would definitely do that if you did that.

Kendra Grant Malone said...

it is a nice horse. does it have a name?

apants said...

If I lived in angle I would go and say, as an icebreaker, "Is that a very small plastic pony in your pocket or are you just extremely unhappy to see me."

Then you would walk away.

G said...

Hey hope tomorrow goes well, would love to see your 'boring' reading but am not in town. Though I shall take one of Brian's care bears(sunshine bear I think) in my pocket and ponder you.

Oh and please can you do a post (nay, a plea) to help find your doppleganger (with his matching mac) to whom I shouted out your name last Thursday. It'll help me sleep at night.
g

emily mcphillips said...

i am going to wear a pretty dress to your reading. this is my attempt at supporting you. i hope you like it.

ps: i've seen the horse already. he's rad! x

Fat Roland said...

I have an appointment with a thin person at my local gym, otherwise I'd be there with my miniture plastic nose bag.

chris killen said...

kendra, yes. 'miniature plastic horse'.

apants, i would probably try and say something even more corny in reply like, 'neigh'. and then you would feel confused and walk away.

gina, i will try.

emily, i am sure i will like it. hooray.

fat roland, some other time, maybe?

brandon said...

penis

Socrates Adams-Florou said...

I just got back from Chris reading an extract. My overall memory is that the room was very very hot.

Annie said...

I wish I'd known about the minature plastic pony. I could have brought my minature plastic cat.

sally said...

It was a very hot room. My friend had some cheese in her bag. It wasn't ideal.

brandon said...

my penis comment is still the best comment on this post

xtx said...

brandon is a show off