Week 41: 10 Reasons NOT to read Infinite Jest

10 Reasons NOT to Read Infinite Jest It’s never a good sign, it seems to me, when you’d rather unload the dishwasher than continue reading a particular book. Or make that dentist appointment you’ve been putting off. Or cut your toenails. Which, by the way, happens a lot in Infinite Jest, the 1996 novel [...]

By |2018-09-08T01:46:36+00:00March 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|18 Comments

Week 40: The Children’s Book

Review of The Children's Book It has been said of A S Byatt that she does not wear her learning lightly. I'd go further: she has a tendency to club you over the head with it. The Children's Book (2009) is a bulging, behemoth of a book which frequently reads like an encyclopedia. There were [...]

By |2018-09-08T02:00:13+00:00March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Week 39: The Gathering

The Gathering Book Review Good writers don't let you off easy. They provide no pat answers - there's no riding off together into the sunset as the orchestral music swells in the background. Good writers unsettle you. They leave you with questions. They disturb your assumptions, shake you out of your comfort zone. They [...]

By |2018-09-08T02:06:19+00:00March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments