A book about how to talk about books you’ve never read? (Written by a man who is a judge for The Booker Prize? Ah, you are saying, it’s all becoming clear how Black Swan Green made the Booker Prize longlist…)
This book is a bestseller in airports where, presumably, busy travellers must frantically find conversation starters before arriving at their next destination. (“Whatcha know about Proust, dude? Wasn’t that Madeleine gal a real hoot?”)
But a book about talking about books you’ve never read? I thought that’s what Cliff’s Notes were all about.