Read the "Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner" and wow, what a refreshing change to how other books are narrated! The main character is a loveable rogue and you really get into his head and understand his perspective on life. As a runner myself I know exactly how he feels, out there in the fields, gliding freely amongst nature ... exhilirating that's what it is. I'm looking forward to reading the other stories in this book. It reminded me a bit of Graeme Greene's Brighton Rock for some reason, but I think this book has more feeling and less brutality.