“Spy vs Spy” by Neil Williamson

IZ220 coverAn unremarkable short-short, which means to review it is pretty much to kill it. Well, never mind: paranoid stay-at-home Edinburghian, locked in ACME-propelled rivalry with the man who lives across the street, blames the internet. “These websites – Mybook, Faceplace, all that – they encourage you to lay out all your likes and your dislikes […] Even things you’ve never really thought about before you have to be for or against nowadays”. The toonishness of all this is enough to raise a few wan smiles; the inevitable bite doesn’t draw blood.

4 Responses to ““Spy vs Spy” by Neil Williamson”

  1. Interzone 2009 « Torque Control Says:

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  2. Martin Says:

    An unremarkable short-short, which means to review it is pretty much to kill it.

    Yes, this is the problem I am having with a lot of the stories in Witpunk. Thankfully I’ve just reached the James Morrow one.

    I’m enjoying your single story reviews though. You have a lot more patience than me!

  3. Niall Says:

    You have a lot more patience than me!

    Film at 11! But glad you’re enjoying them. I’m enjoying it too, so far; I’m taking it as a personal challenge not to fall into the same complaints over and over, but it’s still quite freeing to write at this length.

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