Get Some Sand in Your Kindle
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An old dog passes. It has one white paw, like Michael Jackson. A hipster toughs out the thirty-degree heat in a floppy deerstalker and thick rubber gardening wellies. Shirtless men parade the prom like sweaty peacocks in perpetual mating season. This is the beach; a world of faded tribal tattoos, hot lifeguards, and all the beauty and horror of humanity, laid out on towels under the sun like thinking bacon.
In the summer of 2011, the beach is where Stuart Millard made his home; observing, people-watching, and taking copious amounts of notes, like a surf-hobo Samuel Pepys. He emerged some 20,000 words later, with a farmer’s tan, and the Beach Diaries. Uncovering the narrative behind the mundane, with a metaphorical plastic child’s spade, Millard’s accounts of those days are now available together for the first time, to give your Kindle an eclectic, endless summer.
This is expanded from what you saw on here in the summer, with a couple of appendices of deleted scenes, and proto-Beach Diaries writings from 2010. So if you read them in their previous form, there’s still new material, as well as the swankiness of having them all collated, or if you thought at the time “If only there were a way I could show my appreciation financially for all this free stuff!”, you can now do that too.
If you don’t have a Kindle, Amazon do a free app for PC/Mac/phones/tablets, and the inside of your actual mind, which is available from here.
While we’re here, Amazon UK have ditched their 15% tax on ebooks, so all my previous stuff is a lot cheaper, if you were holding off on buying them because you owed that extra 30p to the mafia.
Alright, have at it.