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...