worst book I saw in this “best of British” selection

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System, Thursday, 31 March 2022 00:01 (nine months ago) link

is Mantel Pieces good?

dow, Thursday, 31 March 2022 00:54 (nine months ago) link

Points for title.

dow, Thursday, 31 March 2022 00:56 (nine months ago) link

Rex Mantlepiece to thread!

The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 31 March 2022 01:04 (nine months ago) link

It's hard to objectively poll a "worst book", because if people suspect a book is likely to be bad, they avoid it. Any poll results you get are more probably a reflection of "which author among these do I despise the most".

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 31 March 2022 02:51 (nine months ago) link

For “worst” sub in least appropriate/wrong nationality/what the fuck as taste suits

mardheamac (gyac), Thursday, 31 March 2022 04:14 (nine months ago) link

I had forgotten that Tom Bower was the author of the scathing biography of Corbyn and went and bought a couple of other books by him. Operation Paperclip. I mean obviously if he is going to attack Corbyn his perspective on everything else must be equally askew. Innit. Like.

Stevolende, Thursday, 31 March 2022 09:00 (nine months ago) link

Secret Barrister one is worst because I hate all these fucking coward ‘Secret’ whatever things. You know that whoever the actual person is, is the biggest cunt in whatever profession it is

crisp, Thursday, 31 March 2022 10:54 (nine months ago) link

iirc he has a Twitter rep - it must be a he - for being a wanker

a spectre is haunting your mom (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 31 March 2022 11:13 (nine months ago) link

Took the words out of my mouth, was very concerned about Corbyn’s “authoritarianism” iirc

mardheamac (gyac), Thursday, 31 March 2022 11:15 (nine months ago) link

setting aside the political attitudinising on twitter (which my learned friends and esteemed colleagues gyac and noodle vague characterise correctly), the LRB review of the secret barrister book was actually pretty positive: https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n05/stephen-sedley/mischief-wrought

i can't imagine it's worse than anything by tom bower

mark s, Thursday, 31 March 2022 12:15 (nine months ago) link

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System, Friday, 1 April 2022 00:01 (nine months ago) link

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