Afternoon Remainders

This post was written by Friday guest blogger Emma Garman.

  • Zoe Williams finds Cynthia Lennon’s memoir, John, hopelessly boring: “Cynthia Lennon is a decent person, for sure: if she had even a hint of interior darkness, she just couldn’t be this bland. But it is not a good book.”
  • Stephanie Bunbury in The Age considers the 2005 Booker contenders. The winner will be announced on Monday; Bookies’ favorite is Arthur and George by Julian Barnes.
  • Harry Eyres reviews four examples of the “new genre of food confession” including William Leith’s moving and brilliant The Hungry Years.

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