* 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!