I'm doing a bit of computer housekeeping, throwing away stuff. The problem is that every word I write is so incredibly fascinating that it deserves to be kept for posterity—or so I'm told by Ginger and Heinrich, the new Dizzies interns.
Case in point: Here are the entire contents of a file marked "22park.doc," an abandoned go at a review of the B.S. Johnson biography. (Oddly, it wouldn't feel out of place in Johnson's See the Old Lady Decently.)
Like a Fiery Elephant
By Jonathan Coe
But it’s no substitute for reading Johnson, whose idiosyncrasy ______.