we talk to steven hall, author of the raw shark texts, about un-chapters, adapting novels into visual media, and messing with audiences.
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“it came up at me in a burst of spray – memories and regrets and wishes and sadness and happiness and dreams – the shark’s head, two black toy eyes either side of a huge grey bullet anvil jumbo jet slashed open all across into a black and red funnel full of teeth.”
“i’m going to die out here. and i’m going to die alone.”
“writers create what they do out of their own frightful agony and blood and mushed-up guts and horrible mixed-up insides. the more they are in touch with their insides the better they create.”
“what could he lose? for the next few days, he would follow any vagrant notion that came into his head, for who knew where such a notion might lead?”
“my own mind is a tenement. some elevators work. there are orange peels and muggings in the halls. squatters and double locks on some floors, a few flowered window boxes, half-dressed bachelors cooling on the outside fire steps; plaster falls.”