Waterstone’s have just published a Q&A I did with them a couple of weeks ago. Here’s an extract. Follow the link for the whole thing…

They’ve published a slightly amusing profile of me too, here.

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Paul Carr – author Q and A

Paul Carr on the end of The Bible, whoring, and having a vague interest in the great Gonzo…

What was your favourite childhood book?

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark. I mean, just consider that for a moment, an OWL who is afraid of the DARK! He’ll starve! I won’t spoil the ending, but sufficed to say, he doesn’t starve. The sequel, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat, is worth a look too, but it’s aimed more at teenage readers.

Which book has made you laugh?

Lots of them, sometimes for reasons the author intended. Most recently I laughed out loud at a few of the jokes in Boomsday by Christopher Buckley, who also wrote Thank You For Smoking. It’s a really nice modern satire on how Washington works, quite light reading but great if you have a few hours on a train or plane. He’s also one of the few authors who can write about blogging without sounding like either my dad or Douglas Coupland.

Which book has made you cry?

The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark. I mean, seriously, he’ll STARVE.


W
hich book would you never have on your bookshelf?

Never? Ooh, tricky one. I’m not a big fan of banning books, either personally or on a wider scale. Every book has something to teach us, doesn’t it? No, just kidding. Hell in a Handcart by Richard Littlejohn. If I were an evil dictator, I’d start by burning that, just to get the liberals on side from day one.