I noticed recently that there is a new novel out by Blake Morrison – wait for it – “The Executor”. According to the blurb he has created a biting portrait of competitive male friendship, sexual obsession and the fragile transactions of married life. The book innovatively interweaves poetry and prose to form a gripping literary detective story.
I probably won’t have time to read the book and I suspect that the protagonist is a “literary executor” as opposed to an executor of the normal kind but, as many executors will know, reality can sometimes be stranger than fiction. I wonder if Blake Morrison’s Matt Holmes employed expert legal support in dealing with the estate.