Enthouse is effing genius. Also Letters to Enthouse.
I’m having a recovered memory of passing off as my own, in a letter to my friend Matt (different Matt) when I was around 11, the parody of “Norwegian Wood” in Larry Niven’s Dream Park:
I once had a sword. Or should I say, it just had me.
I just picked it up. Oh, what a sword: it was +3!
Etc. He never busted me on it. But somehow I sensed that he knew.
p.s. Dude, Oscar Wao is way better than Cloud Atlas
p.p.s. @ commenter O, I don’t get the Clarke thing either