Life of Pi by Yann Martel

   Avoiding this novel for a decade because it was about a boy in a lifeboat adrift with a tiger seems perfectly reasonable: in much the same way as you can obviously judge a book by its cover, you can clearly decide whether you want to read one based on its premise. This was set up to…

The year of buying no books

‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’ Kurt Vonnegut. Everything that follows is about books. Books read and unread – and in fact it is the unread ones which have been the catalyst. It is their fault, not mine. I always thought that I have enough books – on bookshelves and stacked on the floor  – to last a…