‘Funny Girl’ — the highs and lows of the 60s

When John Carey reviewed Nick Hornby’s ‘How To Be Good’ he famously compared Hornby to Dostoevsky – in talking about ‘The Idiot’ Carey observed that Hornby’s novel is ‘shorter, funnier, just as sharp in its human observation, and more realistic.’ High praise indeed, and coming from Carey, a man of impeccable insight and judgement, it’s … Read more ‘Funny Girl’ — the highs and lows of the 60s

My Year of Reading a Bit More than I Usually Do

This time last year, inspired by Andy Miller’s excellent ‘My Year of Reading Dangerously’, I wrote this – http://www.bernardokeeffe.com/?p=738 . The idea was to spend 2015 reading a bit more than I usually do. History suggested that this New Year’s Resolution was likely to go the way of all previous ones, the early January flame of enthusiasm … Read more My Year of Reading a Bit More than I Usually Do