Monday, October 10, 2005

Maybe you should read: The Hound in the Left-Hand Corner.

By a bloke called Giles Waterfield.

5 reasons why? 1. It's British. 2. It's impeccably crafted. 3. It has a mad cast of characters. Think Wodehouse-type flaky, teleported into our time. 4. It's obscure. Never heard of the chap before, and don't know anyone who has. 5. It's set in a museum. The only other book I recollect with a similar setting was Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's Relic, where the museum exists solely as a place for an ancient (yes, you guessed it) relic to come to life. A far, far cry from this one.

And if you need another reason? It's funny.

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