I don’t know about anyone else but I’ve usually got a shelf of books waiting patiently in line to be picked up and opened – some poor books stay there for a long time and will be queue-jumped by others that I’ve not even bought yet (take heed Michael McIntyre autobiography – you are likely to be on that shelf so long that none of the 62 million channels on Sky are showing any of Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow by the time I get round to reading you). But apart from the odd unusual “present” from a friend (yes you again Michael McIntyre autobiography!!), most of them will eventually entice me in. If you’ve read any of my “patiently waiting’s” below and you think they are either wonderful and I should read them next or they are awful and I should consider putting them next to Michael McIntyre so that I avoid them for as long as possible – let me know for god’s sake!
Last Man In The Tower by Aravind Adiga
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell
Transition by Iain Banks