Sunday 25 February 2018

Scrum down for Fifty Shades of George

George Hook is writing a series of erotic novels. It's hard to know what to say about that. Other than block your eyes and ears and wait for further instructions. He revealed all when he appeared on The Brendan O'Connor Show on RTE Radio 1 during the week. He even read an excerpt. It's easy enough to find it on the internet - just Google 'I'd like to be terrified.' Maybe follow that by Googling 'how to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.'

George explained that the books are about an ageing, fat, balding broadcaster called Jeff. He added that they are not autobiographical. Really? Let's put it this way, George - nobody is going to think these books are about Claire Byrne.

You have to admire his chutzpah. Getting people turned on with a bit of saucy prose isn't as easy as people might think. Doing it when they can't shake a mental image of George in his underpants would be quite the achievement.

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