I read Steppenwolf between finishing A-levels and starting work. I had done well enough at school. To quote a friend of my Mum, “The world is your oyster.” Which is all very well, unless you don’t like oysters. I knew I didn’t want to go to uni – “I’m not paying nine grand a year […]Read more "Steppenwolf by Herman Hesse – Chosen by Nathan Cooper"
As other people writing for this blog have pointed out, it’s extremely difficult deciding what your favourite novel is. The best book I’ve ever read is The Great Gatsby. The books I’ve read the most (by a country mile) are the Harry Potter novels. The book that meant the most to me as a teenager […]Read more "Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut – Chosen by Phillip Nessfield"
In the interests of full disclosure, I offered to write this whilst I was half-cut and rampaging my way through Twitter on a Friday night. I love books, so I couldn’t resist. The books on the shelf can be your noisy friend, silent protector or even a self-help manual that has become a touchstone throughout […]Read more "The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell – Chosen by Siân Barton"