Sam Jordison

Sam Jordison is the author of Sod That: 103 Things Not to Do Before You Die and co-editor of Crap Town

Where I'm Reading From: The Changing World of Books by Tim Parks -

If I had to name two of the most irritating trends in contemporary publishing I'd probably jump on: 1) the recent proliferation of books with titles taken from Raymond Carver story collections and 2) the deluge of self-congratulatory books about the act of reading itself. My initial reaction to Tim Parks' Where I'm Reading From was therefore a predictable Will You Please Be Quiet?