Getting To Know D. F. Lewis
D. F. Lewis was our featured author in the Case Notes section of Black Static #25, with reviews of his first novel Nemonymous Night, the novella Weirdtongue and the anthology The Horror Anthology of Horror Anthologies, plus an interview.
With that out of the way, I now get to subject Des to a further interview, this time pitched at the Heat magazine demographic, in which we discover his tastes in classical composers and alcoholic beverages.
Your starter for ten:-
Q: Tea or coffee?
A: Tea - but coffee after dinner. And nothing decaffeinated!
Q: Celebrity Big Brother or Big Brother?
A: Big Brother. Good old ordinary folk aspiring towards celebrity evokes interesting characteristics and mixed intentions and confused fiction / non-fiction of self.
Q: Poe or Lovecraft?
A: Lovecraft, marginally. Prefer Lawrence Durrell to both.
Q: The supermarket or the corner shop?
A: Supermarket. Time is Money. Getting everything in one go allows for more creativity outside of basic needs.
Q: Classical ballet or modern dance?
A: I enjoy techno-dancing as someone's dad or uncle! Well, I am someone's dad or uncle! But I don't enjoy watching it. Modern dance, marginally.
Q: Hilda Ogden or Ena Sharples?
A: Hilda Ogden. "I'm wo-man, Stanley, all wo-man!"
Q: In the main, do you get your news from papers, television or online?
Q: Marcel Proust or James Joyce?
A: Marcel Proust.
Q: Tate Modern or Tate Britain?
A: Tate Modern.
Q: Goldfrapp or Radiohead?
A: Goldfrapp. Saw them live at the Albert hall.
Q: Pizza Hut or McDonalds?
A: Pizza Hut.
Q: 'The Cats of Ulthar' or 'The Hounds of Tindalos'?
A: I hate pets!
Q: Critical acclaim or money?
A: Critical acclaim.
Q: Laptop or desktop?
Q: The Scream or The Persistence of Memory?
A: Munch's Scream.
Q: You're at your best in the morning or evening?
A: Piano music (Schubert, Beethoven...)
Q: Machen or Blackwood?
A: Both, in different moods. But Blackwood's 'Centaur' and 'Willows' prevail.
Q: Would you prefer to be remembered as a writer or an editor?
Q: Character you are most proud of creating - Feemy Fitzworth or Padgett Weggs?
A: Feemy Fitzworth. Although he liked pets!
Q: Black or white?
Q: An evening out - theatre or live music?
A: I'd love to see Wagner's Ring at Bayreuth. So both (at once).
Q: Dracula or Frankenstein?
A: Dracula. Christopher Lee film had a major effect in my impressionable years.
Q: To watch - team sports or individual?
Q: Beethoven or Tchaikovsky?
A: Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven...
Q: Favourite tipple - brandy or whiskey?
A: White wine.
Q: Prefer to be published in mass market paperback or limited edition?
A: Mass market paperback. Never an e-book.
Q: Monopoly or Cluedo?
A: As a child: Monopoly.
Q: Favourite holiday - Christmas or New Year?
A: New Year. Happy New Year!
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