Posts Tagged ‘The Booklovers’

Previously: Chapter One Anthony Trollope Good-good-good-good evening! When I was in year seven, I had an English teacher named Mrs K, whose favourite word was “incidentally”. We used to keep tallies on how many times she would say it during one thirty-five minute lesson. I think the record was seventeen. We studied books deemed suitable […]


Previously: Prologue Vladimir Nabokov Hello, little girl.. Of course I’d heard of Nabokov before this, and of course I’d heard of Lolita, his most famous and most notorious work. But I had not read it, nor seen the films, so I knew only the barest outline of the plot. It’s a book about a man […]


“This book deals with epiphenomenalism, which has to do with consciousness as a mere accessory of physiological processes whose presence or absence… makes no difference… whatever are you doing?” I’ve always thought that The Divine Comedy are an under-rated band. Most people I know have either not heard of them, or heard only a few […]