American spoof writer King David did not win the Nobel Prize for literature this year. David, best known for his novel, The Golden Shower, currently writes prolific satire for TheSpoof.com a website originating in the UK.
The 44-year-old novelist and spoof writer whose spoofs include: "US Navy Submarine Mounted By Giant Sperm Whale," "Reporter Finds Bob Dylan Really Likes Golf" and "Researchers Identify Gene Affecting Dog Penis Size" reflected his own unexpected journey into "the craggy cliffs of Spoofland" exactly a year ago after live in girlfriend at the time, Demi Moore suggested he do something with his talent.
Since writing spoofs, he has not received any noteworthy praise from Literary Review Magazines, or the Swedish Academy and had, in fact, managed to piss one reader off so badly that he wrote David a scathing email calling him "amateur" and threatened to have his power turned off if he did not behave.
"I have never won anything for my writing except praise from the college crowd," said David. "And they insist on dropping in at all hours of the night just to say, 'hi.'"
David's novel, The Golden Shower, stands out as historical fiction and takes place in the 1920's during the Great Depression. It is about one family's struggle to stay clean during the Dust Bowl when water is scarce. The family must resort to taking golden showers just to stay semi-clean.
It has largely been touted as a companion piece to John Steinbeck's, The Grapes of Wrath, or Frank Baum's, The Wizard of Oz giving us new meaning and insight to the yellow brick road.
The title also smacks of literary irony since the nation was using a new gold standard at the time which was begun around the turn of the century under Teddy Roosevelt. The gold standard was not popular with many people during The Great Depression since gold reserves were limited and those who prospered had already seized most of the gold that there was to be discovered.
David said that life would not change for him having not won the nobel prize and said that he was looking forward to not having to pay the extra taxes that he would have had he had won.