My Brother Darkness

'My Brother Darkness' is an unfinished and unpublished novel (both of these things are hopefully going to change).

Posts concern the writing process, books, music, cinema and other art that has influenced or has a connection to the novel.

"I'm with you in Rockland, where we are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter" - Allen Ginsberg, Howl, 1955

Reading, like writing, is a creative act. If readers only bring a narrow range of themselves to the book, then they’ll only see their narrow range reflected in it.

—Ben Okri (via bellefleur-s)

(Source: saras-scrapbook, via thelastfairy)

Say if I have a book of approximately two hundred pages… you can assume that there were six hundred. So, there’s always an overflow into the next book. In other words, my selection of materials is often rather arbitrary. Sometimes things that should have gone in, didn’t go in, and sometimes what was selected for publication is not as good as what was left out. In a sense, it’s all one book. All my books are all one book.

—William Burroughs (via mttbll)

(Source:, via mttbll)


The Little Street - Johannes Vermeer


The Little Street - Johannes Vermeer