Friday, May 16, 2008

He's not always right...

...but he is this time.

The man who dismissed my currant literary darling James Kelman as an "illiterate savage" is on great form in the Graun today - dissing the e-book reader - "re-launched more times than New Labour" and finishing off with a flourish"Long after emails have been wiped, tapes have decayed, CDs have rusted and computers have crashed books will remain as silent witnesses on the shelf. Power lies in their simplicity and indestructibility. They are a habit we will never kick. We love them because we know they are forever."


  1. Apart from the paperbacks a certain publisher produces which smell of fish and fall apart after you've got past page 200. No names, no pack drill. Often no refund.

  2. And the CD-Rs will go even faster, as the dye layer fades so does the data.

  3. AnonymousMay 17, 2008

    Did you just call James Kelman a currant? Any raisin for that?

  4. My raisin for calling JK a currant is I'm an illiterate savage too...