Which authors offer the most satisfying read in these angst-ridden times? Have you all been reaching for your favourite novels by European angst-merchants such as Camus, Kafka, Sartre and Dostoievsky?
Or have you been re-reading The Lord of the Rings trilogy? Or the complete works of Shakey?
Perhaps some vintage Raymond Chandler or Agatha Christie is your comfort read of choice?
Josephine Tovey has written a witty and very convincing article about Jane Austen’s relevance to life in 2020. Our lives in lockdown have several similarities with the constrained existence of Sweet Jane’s protagonists. (See comments.)
There is great scope for a few Austen reboots!
Lockdown and Loquaciousness. Sensi and Sensibility. Covid and Conviviality. Boris and Bullshittery.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, after a month of social distancing and lockdown, will be in dire need of an evening down the pub and a decent gig or two.”.