Sunday, March 2, 2008
Too many men too little time!
Martin Amis, Hugh Grant Johnny and Me! The combination is a little bit crowded. Martin Amis ,diminutative and quite aged, wearing a pink shirt with grey suit , was reading extract from his new book “the second plane” last night in a event which was part of the Literature festival in Bath. He was referring to Hugh Grant in his book as allegory for Tony Blair ! Halleluja , join the club of Hugh Grant’s fans Martin’ I would like to shout at him but I was limited to just whisper it to Johnny next to me. But he is not far away from the concept of being fan, he is already fan of Tony Blair, he mentioned that it was almost a flirtatious interview with Tony! He was quite honest to admit he was attracted by Blair probably because of his power. Martin Amis was talking about his strong feelings and opinions about Islam or better against it. He stated clearly the westerner’s moral superiority, he condemned the feminism for the fall of the western population and for sure he didn’t believe in multiculturalism! Every time, he was making these statements he was stroking his hair with his left hand as he wanted to get courage to say what he was saying! What surprised me, was the audience, there wasn’t a single person to contradict his opinion. Three persons, with foreign accents, posed extremely articulated questions which were additions to what was saying. I am suspecting they probably were intimidating by his big name or they were part of the event. If somebody makes an exception to his simplistic or even arrogant way of thinking, which is flowing probably by his sense of himself as a famous novelist, he will find him quite charismatic, interesting, eloquent, articulated ,wit speaker and fun to be with!