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.