Hello there

Jim Minton is a new writer of fiction, based in London but raised in the North East of England. On this website you can read his published works, which are mostly - but not all - darkly funny tales of growing up in Northumberland. You can also find out about Undertone, his new novel and read more about Jim, if you wish. All works are his copyright. So you can't pretend they are yours, even if you want to!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

story so far

'Meat with Eyes' is progressing. I've now finished the second section of the three that are planned, so only have about 10 chapters to go. It's a story about ordinary men getting older. What pressures they feel - from work, relationships, sex and sexuality and just existing - and what harm they do to themselves and to others, deliberately and accidentally. It's told in the voices of 5 different men who come together for a world cup barbecue in the summer of 2010. The story follows the men before and after the barbecue, at which two significant events occur that change things between them for ever. And just in case you think it sounds a bit wanky, it's got plenty of swearing, drinking, fighting, football and farting. I'm enjoying writing it and hope you will enjoy reading it, soonish.