Wednesday, May 31, 2006

"When he was on a job he could spend as much as he liked"

Richard Vinen has a wonderful piece (more essay than review) in this week's TLS on a demented book about its author's lifelong James Bond obsession and the cultural significance of Bond as an avatar of Britain's post-WWII trauma: that's Simon Winder's The Man Who Saved Britain. This might just have to be another Amazon UK order, it sounds like an amazing book that I must read as soon as possible and I see that though FSG is publishing it here which is excellent, the release date is October and I do not think I can wait nearly so long. . . .

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