If you’re on Twitter,
as well as looking me up (@nikperring) you may also want to have a nosy at #ilovethisbook which has had a bit of a revamp today, courtesy of Scott Pack
(@meandmybigmouth) – it came about a couple of weeks ago when I was wondering which books I loved enough to recommend to pretty much anyone. There are quite a few, it turns out. And now there are a fair few others posting the books that they love enough to recommend to other people. So, I’d strongly suggest getting yourselves over there and getting involved. It’s all good. I’ve ordered three or four already – some of which I’d never heard of.
And let me tell you, it is something special. It’s a collection of short stories, each about a possible world (ones where golfers are robots, or your fellow commuters might well be hunting you, or a whole country that’s a great big labyrinth…) each bound separately and presented beautifully in a claret box.
It looks fantastic. It feels fantastic. And the stories are every bit as good as the package promises.
And it would make the perfect Christmas gift for any book lover, and is published by the Roast Books, the same people who published L. Schick’s Lizard,
which I also loved.
I’ve stood P Is For Peep Show up because it’s my favourite in there. Actually, it’s one of the best short stories I’ve read.
You know what to do.