Earlier this week I started reading a Man Booker winner for the first time: Vernon God Little. I’ve heard on good authority that it’s a great book and so far it’s living up to its reputation.
As chairman of the 2008 Man Booker panel, Michael Portillo has been interviewed by The Economist and reflects on “what it feels like to read 50,000 pages of non-fiction in one go”. He discusses “the fine state of contemporary fiction, the importance of plausible endings (steering clear of implausible coincidences) and the value of good reading glasses.”
via Intelligent Life