How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Read

by Henry Hitchings

How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Read Synopsis

Ever wondered how some people seem to have an opinion on every book ever published? Nowadays, there are so many books: how can anyone be well read anymore? Well, help is at hand. Let Henry Hitchings educate you in the invaluable skill of literary bluffing in this survivor's guide to talking about books you haven't read. With tips on how to bluff with confidence using quotable insights and invaluable trivia, Henry Hitchings covers all the great books you ought to have read but haven't got round to yet. If you want to be able to hold your own in a debate about Stephen Hawking or Philip Roth or perhaps you find Shakespeare or Dostoevsky intimidating, then look no further. Including literary heavyweights such as Ulysses, Bleak House and War and Peace this guide will equip you with all the bookish information you need to bluff your way through any scenario, be it a vital exam, an in-depth conversation at the pub or chatting up the potential love of your life. Contents includes, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, Henry James, James Joyce, Proust, Homer, Virgil, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Dickens, various contemporary writers, the Bible, the Koran, fairy tales, select bestsellers and some poetry.

How to Really Talk About Books You Haven't Read Press Reviews

'Fascinating' * Dales Life * 'Entertaining' * Peggy Hughes, Scotsman * 'I won't mince words. Read it and talk about it. A very smart (and funny) book.' * John Sutherland *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848540095
Publication date: 2nd October 2008
Author: Henry Hitchings
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Literature: history & criticism,

About Henry Hitchings

Henry Hitchings was born in 1974. Educated at the universities of Oxford and London, he is the author of Dr Johnson's Dictionary and The Secret Life of Words and has contributed to many newspapers and magazines.

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