Thursday, 4 February 2010

Coming up this week on the Guardian Books Blog

* Defensive geek argues that some genre or other is being neglected by the mainstream, which basically means the Booker Prize.

* Five other posts focusing on aspects of the Booker Prize in which our affected cynicism fails to mask our jejune enthrallment.

* Our correspondent read this old book that's meant to be a classic but she reckons it's not.

* Flash fiction: turns out it's not fiction about The Flash. But is it the future?!

* What books do you like to read while paragliding?

* James Joyce was a four-eyed fart-sniffing tosser who couldn't write a Twilight book if he tried, which he didn't. Discuss.

* Isn't it time this antiquated author from a bygone era was rebranded as "relevant" and published in new editions with nice covers and enticing blurbs from contemporary favourites such as Ian McEwan or Nick Hornby? Isn't it?

* Robert McCrum has an opinion on whatever.

* Martin Amis: smelly old loser or ugly talentless wanker or pompous ugly untalented loserish stinkman?

* Plus: our weekly "controversial" link-bait. This week, Lloyd Newman argues that black poets have natural rhythm and enormous penises. Join the inane discussion!

2 comments:

Mel said...

Jesus Christ Tim, thanks for ruining all my awesome Enthusiast book story ideas.

;-)

damiengwalter said...

Good to know my message is getting out there and that you are paying attention.