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The remaining performances / group reading events – of my book


Sheffield Sunday 21st January 2018 PM  – call 0114 2492090 for box office mon – sat 11-5

Glasgow Sunday 11th February 2018 PM @artslabscotland  – 1pm to 6pm The Space London Road Glasgow.

& the British Library Sunday 25th March 2018, 14:00-18:00

The book is one long sentence entirely constructed of words of one syllable, with no punctuation. We have had very favourable comments from the handful of people who have read it so far. This is what John Higgs has said about it:

“Alistair Fruish’s monosyllabic vision is a trance-inducing ticket to an all too plausible near-future dystopia. It is a bleak, grinding, addictive joy that will restore your faith in writing. Absorbing, inspired and unlike anything you’ve ever read, The Sentence is a fully-formed celebration of the power contained in even the simplest of words.”

He has a bit more to say about it here:

This is what Alan Moore has said about it:

“An intravenous rush of monosyllables that runs according to the clock of an extremely Long Now, Ali Fruish’s The Sentence is a breathless and head-first synaptic plunge into austere and yet excitingly fresh territory, effortlessly blending informed social protest, literary experiment and existential science fiction/horror from its first chivvying word to its single and memorable full stop. Compassionate, ingenious and more than modern, this book casts a new and startling light on the idea of doing time. Experience it in a single sitting like its guinea-pig narrator, as a not-so-short sharp shock, and it will stay with you forever like a penitentiary tattoo. A bold, bar-rattling gem.”

Listen to two sections from it here

At the start of this year there was a fantastic group reading of THE SENTENCE as a performance (put together by the inspirational Daisy Campbell) at the Cockpit. We hope to organise similar events in a series of cities – later in the year:

Robin Ince’s blog, on being a reader of THE SENTENCE:

The sentence

The Quietus recently did an an interview with me, you can read it here: The Quietus interview.

In May 2017 I appeared as William Burroughs for one night  in Daisy Campbell’s production of Cosmic Trigger at the Cockpit

photo credit  Dorigen Hammond


I also host this episode of the Cosmic Trigger podcast interviewing Erik Davis in a wide ranging discussion about Robert Anton Wilson’s philosophy, its influence on contemporary culture, meme magic, discordianism, the alt-right and brain change techniques.


Find out more about my first novel, Kiss My ASBO, by clinking the link here to Lepus Books         

Inside Times have a short interview here with me about my creative work in prisons:

5 minutes with…

Not Shut Up have an article on my work here:

Alistair Fruish on dyslexia behind bars