Monthly Archives: June 2010

There Should Be A Special Word For…

…the conviction that you might just be able to wedge just one more book onto a full shelf without the ends coming off.

Tricky Books 2: Alice In Wonderland

It seems churlish to complain that the book which has just inspired the sixth film in history to gross $1 billion at the box office worldwide has never been well-represented on screen. Clearly Alice is doing something right, even tricked out in 3D with the girl replaced by a grown woman. Alice is now one […]

Tricky Books 1: Tristram Shandy

I’m a pretty well-read guy. An author, after all, has to be familiar with the tools of the trade. I don’t sell the kind of figures that get me invited to the Hay Literary Festival, and I don’t think I’m dim – Jeez, even Jerry Hall got invited, and don’t tell me she’s a rocket […]