Everything Is Nice

Beating the nice nice nice thing to death (with fluffy pillows)

The Dog Is Dead. The Chair Is Broken. The Sausage Is Cold.

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Pankaj Mishra has a great article in today’s paper that manges to encompass Marxism, globalisation and the “Tandoori-Chickenisation” of the Western literary palate in a couple of hundred words whilst still finding time for a well deserved pop at Thomas Friedman.

Elsewhere Nicholas Lezard opens this week’s Paperback Choice by saying of Derek Robinson: “Those of you with long memories will recall my recommending a novel of his seven or so years ago, set in a bomber squadron in the second world war.” Slightly alarmingly, I do. Was that really seven years ago? And why have I remembered it?

Written by Martin

18 April 2009 at 11:39

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