Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Faulks tops critics' summer picks
Alison Flood writing in The GUardian overnight:

Sebastian Faulks has seen off VS Naipaul as the author to be seen reading on holiday this summer, according to critics.

Among more than 600 reading recommendations from books pages, Faulks was the summer's most recommended author overall, chosen seven times in total for his new James Bond novel Devil May Care and his older titles Birdsong and Engleby.
But Naipaul also proved alluring, with Patrick French's biography of the Nobel prize winner, The World Is What It Is, recommended four times. Naipaul's own books Miguel Street, A Bend in the River and India were all also tipped as summer reads.

1 comment:

Graham Brown (MiniRetireBlog) said...

Nice post Beattie. I think Faulks still has some way to go to dislodge VS's status with the critics. Perhaps just a short blip in his reign? :)