If you spend your time living in a Western bubble, sometimes you need to get some perspective. Why do I mention this? An article in The Guardian (yes, I read that publication a lot) covered the reversal of decision by Cambridge University Press to stop self-censoring its journal articles in China. Long story short: CUP […]
Found an interesting article in The Independent which asked a good question and then spent its entire length not even beginning to address anything close to an answer. The point was made that even though recorded crime has reduced, why is there a surge in popularity in the fiction crime genre? The piece then became
The Man Booker prize is heading our way with all the excitement and flurry of press coverage implied in the simple statement. As part of that buzz was this article in The Guardian which argued that prizes aren’t worth the prize money. More accurately, the argument put forward by Amit Chaudhuri is that a prize
A double whammy: John le Carre releases a new book containing what must count as his most famous character: George Smiley. Then he announces he is going to appear in public at London’s Royal Festival Hall. Back of the net! The joy of le Carre is in the journey, not the destination, to my mind.