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A work better suited to a serialised radio show
on 14 April 2014
Robin Ince seems to have spent a lot time (but thankfully, very little money) seeking out the most obscure books from various niche, literary genres. This idea is unique enough to hold your interest, but you may find yourself questioning why you're reading his thoughts on them.
While entertaining, it's another case of a book that could do with some aggressive editing, as there's far too much filler here. And it isn't throwaway enough to dip in and out of either, so it all seems harder work than it should be.
It did prompt me to re-read some of the early James Herbert works though, for which I'll be eternally grateful.