A novelist reviews a new novel by another contemporary novelist:
"Griffiths's language is lyrical, brutal and startling; it requires and deserves a robust reader. At times, this fury risks shading into a monotone: cosmetic surgery, extreme pornography and natural disasters caused by climate change are described with equal force. Yet this frantic even-handedness is meaningful: in the world Griffiths creates, the ageing and decay of individuals, of a society and of a planet are laid against each other in a portrait of hopelessness and helplessness"
(Review of "A Great Big Shining Star" by Niall Griffiths in the Guardian)
Thank God that I still have the books by Austen, Hardy, Dickens and Powell in my library to reread!