(It's also one of those proper interviews, you know? Martin Amis on proper interviews: "It was with dread/detachment/high hopes that I approached X's townhouse/office/potting shed. The door opened. He is fatter/smaller/taller/balder than I expected. Pityingly/perfunctorily/politely he offered me instant coffee/a cigarette/dinner. Everyone told me how modest/craven/suave/vain/charming I would find him, so I was naturally unsurprised/taken aback by his obvious charm/vanity, etc., etc." (intro to Visiting Mrs Nabokov (1993)).
Also: note from Tim on recent doings.
The beach is our culture.
The sand is white patriarchy. And man, does it get into everything."
Foz Meadows reviews Vaughan & Staples' Saga: Vol 1.
§"Greenfield has proved that she actually did have a novel in her. Unfortunately it’s a very bad novel."
Adam Roberts reviews Susan Greenfield's 2121: A Tale from the Next Century.
§Short review by Lara Buckerton of John Baxter's JG Ballard biography.
Been reading Crumey, Pfitz, Xueqin, Dream of the Red Chamber, Pratchett, Making Money & Cervantes, DQ pt II. Saw Fantastic Four, Running out of Time, Beautiful Creatures, The Golden Compass, GI Joe: Retaliation, A Better Tomorrow, The Host, Inception, White House Down & lots of flood safety videos on the metro. The only way is lǎowài.