Barry has been murdered. Who killed him? Who cares? Barry's housemates -- a gathering of neurotics, narcissists and social outcasts -- are all potential suspects. How much do these people know about each other, and how much do they know about themselves? About Someone is a darkly comic experimental crime novella, featuring eight narrators and numerous digressions on horse riding, the anatomy of insects and the history of cheese.
-- truly awful, 70's tack. Glittery blue with silver swooshes. It's not even ironic.
I had about half a wall done when Samantha came back. Out of everyone, she was the person I didn't want to break the news to. Not because of Barry but because of Razor. Their whole "special relationship" thing.
So, as soon as I tell her Barry's dead and Razor's been arrested for his murder, she slips into some kind of denial. That's all I can call it -- she's the psychologist, not me -- it was like she refused to take it on board and started having a go at me for not doing the paint job properly. She said you're supposed to strip the wallpaper off first, anyone knows that, and I should've put some sheets down because I was getting flecks of paint on the furniture and on the carpet. I didn't admit this at the time, but I was doing it intentionally -- I wanted a faint Jackson Pollock vibe about the place. I knew she was upset about Barry and Razor, so I said I was sorry, but she just kept on at me, saying how stu