Mr. Kitchell Says Thank You – by Charles Wilkinson

A story that has now appeared in the purchased publication below, just received.
My review of this story, once I have read it, will be placed in the comment stream below.


My previous reviews of CHARLES WILKINSON works are linked from HERE.

My previous reviews of editions of THEAKER’S QUARTERLY FICTION are linked from HERE.

Above cover image by Howard Watts.

3 thoughts on “Mr. Kitchell Says Thank You – by Charles Wilkinson

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    “It’s low tide. Groynes guide his eyes over the length of the bay; the furthest is half submerged, a jagged line like an alligator’s back.”
    Now this work is a highly acquired taste, I’d say. About academic rivalry, neo-Platonism, revenge, a seaside place chosen as the battle ground for such revenge, a genius loci that really exists as a Platonic Form Of Seaside, a hotel like that in Wilkinson’s ‘A World Without Watercress’, and a totemic Elephant emerging from the cliff, if not something even older with its bone or tusk sticking out,,, a work that works well once you have acquired its taste, or once you can get served tastes at all in the Captain’s restaurant…
    I have nothing against Mr Wilkinson ever since at least part of me met him “at a university in the north of England” a lifetime ago. I admit I was indeed “a skimmer of texts.”

    • Howard Watts’ distressed, excellent cover above, seems to have elephant-coloured entities coming out at you in a human shape?

      I think there is only one other story by Charles Wilkinson in Theaker’s that I have not reviewed – WATER IMPERIAL in #51.
      I tried to read it when it first came out and I have just tried again, and on both occasions I couldn’t finish it. I have been told that when I finish a lovely meal, I always seem to leave one small item of food on the plate. What’s that about?

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