Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shortly I’ll have reviews on here of The Leopard, Wonderboys and Pincher Martin. The latter is quite unbelievably good.

And here’s a link to my diary of life as a marooned graduate, working in a call centre. I have given it the apt (if rather ungainly) title ‘This is my substitute for pistol and ball’, a quote taken from the opening of Moby Dick which expresses the all too familiar frustration of pseudo-employment in the service sector. The blog is an attempt to ward off what seems at the moment to be the inevitable onset of depression. Call me Ishmael. All landsmen dream of the sea.