Finished Prediction Tablet (no idea where you would start with cutting it down. Where would you start? What would be the criteria?) and onto On the Scrapheap now.
Was this written in the covid lockdown? The word 'furlough' has cropped up a couple of times, but it's not just that. It seems very much a portrait of UK of this period, very British somehow. Quite topical in places, in other words.
There's also an 'eco' theme in there I think too - ragged dolphins washed up on the beach, plastic in the gut, anguished oceans, extinctions. Lots of animals - alligators, crocodiles, frogs, seals, cheetahs, deer, lemurs, owls, etc
Ah right, wow. Probably me reading too much into things then, as per usual. I don't think I was even familiar with the word furlough before the lockdowns, not exactly a commonly used word before then, was it?
This is really fun, I wouldn't say it's not as good as prediction tablet, might even be better. A bit less dark and less staccato than PT, loads of great lines, constant surprises. I loved the appearance of the "Hovis lad on cobble hill legs AKIMBO. picking up speed"