Books: The Modern Library
Sunday 25 April 1999
'For him, capitalism is a form of terrorism, with money moving across London like napalm.'
On Anthony Burgess's
Earthly Powers (1980)
'In 1984 he produced a book which listed his 99 favourite novels. People suspected this was the hundredth.'
On Anne Rice's
Interview with the Vampire (1976)
'With Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula, this is one of the great tales of the supernatural, a mythic exposition of the meaning of good and evil.'
On Georgette Heyer's The Grand Sophy (1950)
'In Heyer's milieu lack of looks is always a disadvantage, but Wit and Style make up for it.'
On Will Self's My Idea of Fun (1993)
'In this pungent Swiftian attack, using as many nasty images as possible, Self cuts to the gut and watches his subject bleed, usually to death.'
Books And it is whizzpopping!
MusicThey're running their own restaurants
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Reader dilemma: 'My boyfriend jokes about putting photos of us having sex on Facebook'
- 2 Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta clashes with President Obama on LGBT equality: ‘Gay rights is really a non-issue’
- 3 37-year-old black woman found dead in police custody
- 4 Kanye West praises Caitlyn Jenner on I Am Cait: 'You couldn't have been up against more'
- 5 Five-year-old boy forced classmate to simulate oral sex at primary school, claims mother
True Detective season 2 episode 6 review: Tension mounts just as time is running out
Inside Out: Pixar makes crucial change for Japanese audiences by editing out broccoli
Listen! Beowulf opening line misinterpreted for 200 years
Top Gear cleared by Ofcom over Jeremy Clarkson's use of the word 'pikey'
Game of Thrones season 6: New toy line suggests Jon Snow is not among the dead
The 9 charts that show the 'left-wing' policies of Jeremy Corbyn the public actually agrees with
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
The last thing Labour needs is a leader like Jeremy Corbyn who people want to vote for
What the Labour party could look like under Jeremy Corbyn
I am the Jeremy Corbyn supporter that many will tell you doesn't exist
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park