Friday, November 21, 2008

The Goat That Ate Its Own Legs



I wrote a post a couple of months ago about ad people who have written books.

Well, now we have a new name for the list.

Alex Burrett, formerly top radio producer at BBH, has written what sounds like a cracking book of short stories called My Goat Ate Its Own Legs.

Characters in the tales include the ex’s of both God and Death, a dog addicted to cocaine, a couple who literally merge through the intensity of their mutual lust, and another who eat their kids. Plus the goat that ate its own legs.

The cover has a bite chewed out of it. I like that.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds great. I like goats.

Anonymous said...

tchuh! The cover of The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers has a chunk bitten out of it. Another adland rip-off.

Anonymous said...

Hooray for adland writers! And hooray for non copywriters writing books. Though it undermines us somewhat...

Anonymous said...

7.57
Don't we all invent several wheels before experiencing a genius strike? If the wheels are nice, everything's fine.

Anonymous said...

9.15,

I was joking.

I still don't understand your comment though.

7.57

Anonymous said...

alex is a top bloke and i wish him well.

Book sounds well funny

Anonymous said...

didn't the dog in family guy get hooked on gear?

Anonymous said...

7.57
of course we were both joking.
The thing is that for a while we have to do things that were done before. Then maybe one day we can come up with something original.

Anonymous said...

My my young Scamp, everyone knows you should never judge a book by its cover.


Guffaw fnar chortle

Ovid said...

Unfortunately, all short stories and short films are shit. But I wish this guy the best of luck.

Anonymous said...

What an insight Ovid. Thank you for that little gem.

Anonymous said...

anon. 10.21,

that is patently untrue sir. james joyce turned out a lovely little number called Dubliners. filled with genius short stories. every one a gem.

so there!

Ovid said...

Sorry, but it's shit.

Scamp said...

Dubliners is not shit. Have you read The Dead? It's mind-blowing.

Anonymous said...

Dubliners could be the starting point of an entire series of genius movies. And speaking about The Dead, John Huston's 1987 film adaptation was absolutely wonderful.

Ovid said...

Dead shit.