My Fifteen Minutes 01/19/2009
It doesn't take much to make a midlist writer happy—you don't actually have to have read one of my books, just say you're heard of me, and pick up the tab—so imagine my unholy glee when my friend Alan Hardy sent me the latest installment of the Guardian's series 1,000 Books Everyone Must Read. Today they're doing comic novels, and my book The Lecturer's Tale made the list. I'm here, right between Bohumil Hrabal's I Served the King of England (which I've read) and Christopher Isherwood's Mr. Norris Changes Trains (which I haven't).
In which I mostly write about books, movies, and TV. An all-purpose spoiler alert: Sometimes I will talk about these works on the assumption that the reader's already read or seen them, so if you haven't, be forewarned.
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