Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Quote of the day

"The possession of a book becomes a substitute for reading it".

Yes, Anthony Burgess, I know what you mean.

Though I have been better of late - it's marvellous what a series of long train journeys can do for my ability to race through even the weightiest of tomes. There are now three books finished and awaiting review on my desk: Alan Hollinghurst's 'The Line Of Beauty', Andrew Motion's 'Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life' and Philip Roth's 'Portnoy's Complaint'. Best get down to them, then - just not tonight, though...

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