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The Incomplete Tim Key by Tim Key
  

The Incomplete Tim Key

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A wildly original poetry collection from one of the UK's most exciting young comics. It's full of poems by Key (award-winning) primarily about love, sex, dreams, death and fruit (strawberries, beans etc).

Synopsis

The Incomplete Tim Key by Tim Key

This is Key's most comprehensive collection of poeticals put together to date. The sheer weight of the book is testament to this comprehensivality. Of course it is lighter than something like a Braun fridge or a fat guy. But as a book, you will note, it's of a nice weight.

The publishing of the book in no way ties in with things like 'demand' or 'clamour' but is more a result of Key having a full English breakfast with the right person at the right time. Key is not the sort of person to take offence if you don't buy his book but instead replace it on its shelf or lazily slot it between a couple of DBC Pierres or dump it by a pot plant next to the till. Key's just happy that someone has bothered to touch it. That is enough for Key (Newswipe).

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'The writing is terribly acute ... the delivery beyond funny' - The Guardian

About the Author

Tim Key

Tim Key (34) is ideal. He is a poet who favours dark suits, lager and long hot baths. He works on BBC Four in Charlie Brooker's Newswipe and has travelled to Norway and the Lake District. In 2009 he won the Edinburgh Comedy Award for his poetical recital The Slutcracker and has filmed some of his poeticals in black and white to overwhelming critical clamour.* *NB. I hate writing these. My publisher, a young guy (barely older than myself) asked for something from me and I (contractually) had to oblige but really I found the whole thing pretty abhorrent. If it were down to me, which it isn't (contractually) I would have either had nothing here, or just something simple like a picture of a hen. But that wouldn't cut it with Nick Davies (my young publisher). I can just imagine him using phrases like 'why do you propose we have a hen on the AI' and 'read your contract, you have to deliver copy for the AI, not suggest an illustration'. But on topics such as this I know there's more or less no talking to the guy because he has his 'way of doing things' and because I am under contract (contractually) to do what he says.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Tim Key

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Author's Website

www.timkey.co.uk/

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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Hardback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Literary Fiction
Poetry
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ISBN

9780857861184

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