"I haven't read this yet, but he's on the money: it's much easier to talk about books you haven't read - there are so many more of them, plus reading a book takes so much longer than not reading it..."
"I always struggle with 18th century novels, but when I started reading this many years ago I was riveted by the sweltering atmosphere. I can't believe I put it down and still haven't gone back to it."
"I loved Fowler's first novel Scepticism Inc. (narrated by a shopping trolley!) in which religions are bankrupted by their leaders' extravagant metaphysical bets. If only Richard Dawkins was as funny!"