09 December, 2014

The Digested 21st Century by John Crace [Kathy, Birkenhead Library]

The Digested Twenty-First CenturyHave you managed to read all the influential and popular books of recent years? I know I haven’t.

Don’t worry – if you read this book you can appear knowledgeable about titles you haven’t caught up with by browsing through John Crace’s "digested reads". Digested reads are a regular column in the British newspaper, The Guardian, where John Crace retells the content of current books in 800 words or less and concludes with a pithy one-sentence summary.
They are witty and very funny, even more so if you have read the book.

Each is written in the style of the author, so Bridget Jones is in diary form just as Fielding created her, Jodi Picoult’s book is as angst-ridden as they all are, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Stephen Fry, Keith Richards and Gordon Ramsay’s personalities come through in their titles, and The Da Vinci code is chock full of clichés.

Great fun for the holidays- you could say you read over 100 books in the break!

Author: John Crace
ISBN: 9781780338583
Published: 2014
Publisher: Constable

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