Category Archive: 100 Greatest Novels

Samuel Richardson: Blessed with the ability to cram 100 pages of action into 750 pages

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I bet that’s his writing hat. I need a writing hat. I shall knit one forthwith. But more importantly, 750 pages is halfway! Hot dog! The end of the second longest book in… Continue reading

Why I’m putting ‘1984’ in Room 101

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I don’t know quite how it slipped through the net, but until now I had never read ‘1984‘. As it’s on our 100 greatest novels reading list , I thought it was time I rectified… Continue reading

Go away. I’m trying to read Ulysses.

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So far, Ulysses is the hardest book I’ve read.  The above picture is me reading on my lunchbreak in the car, parked at Fraserburgh beach as this is not a book I can… Continue reading

I’ve suffered more than Ishmael

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I’ve just started Moby Dick. I really hope the whale lives, I weep like a wasp-stung toddler when dogs die in films. If the whale croaks I’ll need a day off work. So,… Continue reading