Wednesday, September 08, 2010

A Preparation for Death

A Preparation for Death
Greg Baxter, Penguin, 2010

In his early thirties, Greg Baxter found himself in a strange place. He hated his job, he was drinking excessively, he was sabotaging his most important relationships, and he was no longer doing the thing he cared about most: writing. Strangest of all, at this time he started teaching evening classes in creative writing – and his life changed utterly. A Preparation for Death is a document of the chaos and discovery of that time and of the experiences that led Greg Baxter to that strange place – an extraordinarily intimate account of literary failure (and its consequences), sexual abandon and personal decay. 



2 comments:

Ian Shimkoviak said...

wonderful. Love the title treatment. Very seductive photo too! Great one.

John Self said...

I like it. A terrific book too, it's worth pointing out.

http://theasylum.wordpress.com/2010/07/01/greg-baxter-a-preparation-for-death/