Digested classics

By John Crace at The Guardian. Cheeky fun!

Le Grand Meaulnes
The Sheltering Sky
The Thief’s Journal
The God of Small Things
Crash

and many more (plus opera)…

Speaking of cheeking literature, I would love to have this book, Literary Blasphemies, by Ernest Boyd. “The best traditions of English letters seem to present to him an endless and enchanting vista of abstract crockery to be broken with loud pagan snorts and bellows,” says this ancient review.