A Book Full of Longing

Tommy Wieringa and Joe Speedboat Inspector Morse’s first name was Endeavour, but that was kept a secret until the end of the last instalment. Just as embarrassing, especially to its bearer, but also to the narrator of Tommy Wieringa’s novel Joe Speedboat (2005), is Joe Speedboat’s real name: Ratzinger (and this before the present Pope…

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here

An Extract from Tommy Wieringa’s The Dynamics of Desire In his reportage A Rough Trade the British writer Martin Amis investigates the porn industry on the American West Coast. For producer and former actor John Stagliano he has really only one question: ‘How do you account for the emphasis, not just in your … work…