Hi Bernd. Thanks a lot. I must admit that I haven't read LES ALLONGÉS. I can get by in French but if I was reading a whole novel in French, it would be someone else's novel. What I do know is that FAGS AND LAGER has had a different translator, so I'll be interested to see if people find it much different in style (it will come out as DES CLOPES ET DE LA BINOUZE next spring).
I believe DEADFOLK was offered to German publishers but there were no takers at the time. Shame. And I don't know if anyone has tried to get an audiobook deal. I guess it would take an agent to get that moving. There might be a film some time in the future.
thanks you for letting me be a friend of yours. I just wrote a small online review about “Fags and Lager” and found it an amazing and wonderful book. But I wonder, as it seems to me that you are good at French, how well reflects the French edition your idiosyncratic ideom ?
Btw, any chance for a audiobook edition of any of your Mangel books … and what about the German market ?
I thought I saw your name here. I FINALLY got my grimy mitts on Deadfolk, and I just have to say you're bloody brilliant.
In case you haven't heard it enough.
My first husband had a Capri when I met him.
Fuck knows who that is. I was just sitting there alone, enjoying my 8.5% beer, when the curtain opened and these two guys jumped out. Can't you see the shock on my face? One second later and they were gone.
They're standing in for Buckethead while he solves the world's environmental crisis. His plan involves capturing natural chicken methane and using it to power these sort of eco-jetpacks, that everyone can then use to get around.