20 searching personal questions about Stewart Home, with answers!

1. Why do you write? To create laughter.

2. Where do you write? Anywhere there is space for a computer: I don’t write, I type.

3. Which person in history do you most admire? Myself.

4. What do you consider to be the most important moment in literary history? The publication of my novel “Memphis Underground” on 26 April 2007.

5 What is your favourite quotation? “Bad poets borrow, good poets steal” or “I learn nothing from the dead art of living men, I learn everything from the living art of dead men, long live the dead!”

6. Which writer (living or dead) would you most like to have dinner with? Karl Marx if I’m not allowed Pamela Anderson or Naomi Campbell (due to the fact they employ ghost writers).

7. What or who inspired you to become a writer? It was an accident, I was more interested in playing rock and roll but I wasn’t that hot as a lead guitarist and I didn’t get enough attention playing rhythm or bass guitar.

8. If you had another job before you became a writer, what was it? I was unemployed and claimed welfare.

9. Of the books you have written, do you have a favourite? Mostly it is the last one I’ve written or published, and I’m particularly proud of “Slow Death”, “69 Things To Do With A Dead Princess”, “Tainted Love” and “Memphis Underground”.

10. Which book would you make compulsory reading? Hegel’s “Philosophy of Mind”.

11. If you had to choose one book to take to a desert island, what would it be? A survival manual.

12. What book are you reading at the moment? A manuscript copy of Terry Taylor’s “The Run” from the early seventies, a follow-up to his only published novel “Baron’s Court, All Change”.

13. What is your favourite Serpent’s Tail title? “Mind Invaders” edited by me.

14. What is the first book you can remember reading? “The Cat In The Hat” by Doctor Seuss, the first “adult” books I read were sword and sorcery novels by Michael Moorcock, spy and detective novels by Mickey Spillane and Ian Fleming, and youth culture novels by Richard Allen and Peter Cave.

15. What book do you consider most overrated? “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens (in fact his entire output); “1984” by George Orwell; anything by Martin Amis or Salman Rushdie.

16. Who is your favourite character (from a book)? John from Clarence Cooper Junior’s “The Farm”.

17. Which fictional character would you most like to be? Jerry Cornelius, Michael Moorcock’s hipster hero from London’s Notting Hill, subsequently taken up by other authors.

18. Which book would you like to see filmed? Henry Flynt’s collection of essays “Blueprint For A Higher Civilization”.

19. What is your favourite word? Groovy.

20. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? “Pass lightly through the trip”, “have a groove today”, “straight from the fridge”.

And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – http://www.stewarthomesociety.org/ – you know it makes (no) sense!
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About mistertrippy

Stewart Home was born in south London in 1962. His mother Julia Callan-Thompson was a showgirl and club hostess. He has never held down a regular job for more than a few months at a time. On those rare occasions when he's been forced to work, Home has taken employment as a factory labourer, agricultural labourer, shop assistant, office clerk and art class model. Deciding he didn't like working in factories as a teenager, Home pursued cultural and political interests, writing many books and participating in even more gallery exhibitions.
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20 thoughts on “20 searching personal questions about Stewart Home, with answers!

  1. Yeah but it’s plain giveaway this time…
    This was a blog originally published by K at http://www.myspace.com/avantgardeporn

  2. And, no, force justification won’t solve the overlap problem. Clearly you hackers havent got much experience of WordPress

  3. mistertrippy says:

    Surely this was originally published by Stewart Home at http://www.myspace.com/avantgardeporn before he deleted the profile. Home has never claimed to have reactivated it, but then he’s never claimed to be Belle de Jour, although a lot of people seem to believe he is this high class happy hooker turned blogger and author…. But I heard that after Home abandoned that MySpace url it was bagged by his biggest fan Times columnist Kate Muir, and she’s now running it….

  4. oh it’s common knowledge around the Blackwall tunnel that Home and Muir have been shagging for years and it was inevitable that his research for the ‘Down and Out in Shoreditch and Hoxton’ novel, added to her contacts in the glossies could result in a best-seller. It’s only Home’s steaming jealousy that arch-rival Michael K has bagged himself some hot ‘related action’ (including the former Mrs. Chris Evans and New York uber-industrialist music chick Rachel Haywire) that has led to the current ‘coup de tete’ around Home’s myspace/facebook activities and his website’s (alleged) hacking is no doubt opportunist Home attempting to nip K’s ascendancy in the bud

  5. mistertrippy says:

    I’ve known Home for what, my entire life and he’s known me that long too, and you know what, he is a slimy git… But I’ll tell you what, I’ll bet he told Kate Muir he was K, that would explain it all… just wait till she finds out, then she’ll stop bigging him up with fake slag off columns and he’ll really catch it!

  6. Now let’s go back to the beginning of the incident and run through it again looking for more detail

  7. mistertrippy says:

    I find myself going to public places and spilling my genetic wealth over a basket filled with skinhead gear and a dead pea fowl, and this really upsets women approaching forty who haven’t had kids and want to get pregnant, they see it as a waste and it is really unfair on them….

  8. Tom says:

    I’m Tom and I’m here to help you. Send me a message if you’re confused by anything. Before asking me a question, please check the FAQ to see if your question has already been answered.

    I may have been on your friend list when you signed up. If you don’t want me to be, click “Edit Friends” and remove me!

    Also, feel free to tell me what features you want to see on MySpace and if we think it’s cool, we’ll do it!

    PS: To customise your profile: Profile Support page

  9. mistertrippy says:

    Love me, I’m lonely. Hot women and buff men looking for love. Tom is the answer! Repent, quit your job, slack off and PRAISE TOM! On MySpace all your dreams can come true. It’s thru the wonder of Tom’s MySpace that Tessie and Michael K (not to mention Bob Dobbs, Jennifer and Lana Clarkson) were able to oust Tom Cruise from the top ten in the blog chart. Cruise should be declared a groove sensation and made to eat dough balls!!

  10. Nicole Black says:

    Wasn’t that the first book made entirely from comments on Facebook artfully constructed to look like a normal narrative but with a few traditional Sci Fi jump cuts?

  11. mistertrippy says:

    oh that was the first book… but wait till you see the second out in 2010… it’s a groove sensation! Toot toot tu tu! Tut tut! But check out and comment on the blog… we gotta take control and not rely on like Forkbook and MySpace etc….

  12. Nicole Black says:

    point taken, and I’ll never make it home to Macao if I don’t quit lazing about on here.

  13. fuck Macao… let’s boogie!!!

  14. mistertrippy says:

    Break dance electric boogie! Toot Toot!

  15. Steve Davies says:

    Splendid, but you still haven’t answered these searching questions:

    Am I an ostrich?
    Have you ever used hypnotism to procure sex or money?
    Are you holding up a tree?
    Have you ever been a spy for an organization?
    Have you ever looted any place?
    Have you ever enslaved a population?
    Have you ever drunk water?
    Have you ever done any illicit diamond buying?

  16. mistertrippy says:

    Steve I’m really glad you asked me those questions and I’m going to start by explaining something very important. Never trust a politician! They just won’t give you a straight answer to anything. Take a simple question like “Have you ever drug water?” They’ll try to avoid the issue thinking you might be from the brewing industry and if you think they’ve been drinking tap water then you won’t be sympathetic to their lobbying and so it isn’t worth sending you on an all expenses paid shopping trip to Tokyo, so that you can really understand the stresses and strains of drinks industry executives leading that all important export drive to the Far East. I’m really glad you asked me these questions because they’ve given me the opportunity to deal with some really burning issues.

  17. Michael Roth says:

    Steve, I think one of your questions should actually read :

    Have you ever used hypnotism to procure sex FOR money?

  18. mistertrippy says:

    So Steve, have you ever used hypnotism to procure sex for money?

  19. Steve Davies says:

    I wish I knew how, sounds like a useful talent to have.

  20. mistertrippy says:

    Oh I could train you in hypnotism, but first you’d have to do everything I told you to do!