Author and Publisher. I work in academic publishing. I live in London and am currently writing my second novel. I can be contacted at @gurdeepmattu and and would especially like to hear from literary agents interested in representing my work.

Month: March, 2016

Review: Kinder Surprise

The only ‘surprise’ was how far Kinder Bueno has fallen off its game. The foil, the toy, the cheap but nice ‘chocolate’: perfect. A classic. The plastic egg that was a huge choking hazard. Now, what is this shit, KB?


At some point, the inside whorl became the outside whorl. When that was, it is hard to say. The recidivist talking about ourselves and the repetition in that comfort became cold comfort and then no comfort. There’s the opportunity for reinvention but it requires commitment, and a doggedness that many will no longer possess, worn down by the whorl of social media opinion and image and banalities of evil. Believe in the belief.

I just like the sound of the words as they crash against each other like dodgems it’s that simple


Frazzles Strewn


Frazzles Strewn Sideways
Salt enters lentil rounds
In Hoxton posh chicken
Changes hands for 8 pounds
(Fries are extra)
(Drinks are also extra)
Do they do chilli mayo
And Dr Pepper?
I must ask them.
I almost always feel I must ask them something of crucial importance —

We drifted somewhere into the Heart

There are competing mastheads in the sea of light

It was both bright and it was full of sadness, yes?  The two of us sat there betting on the price of gold, would it rise?  You say it rises but I don’t believe you half the time.  Each of us had three computer monitors and access to a limited, and now dwindling, investment fund.  The passage to India was now navigated on a modem, then a fibreoptic and now perhaps just in the Cloud.  I didn’t stop for a Coca-Cola.  I didn’t halt when I pushed the button and pulled the plug and many other idioms.

There is a Peacocks in Valetta.
A Deichmann in East Ham.


Is it time? They said it’s time. Surely it is time. Time surely is. They said so. They said it was time.