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.'
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 2 Orange Is The New Black has not been cancelled – it was a hoax
- 3 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs 'cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets'
- 5 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action