16 de diciembre de 2008

Leyendo a los famosos


Esta es la tarjeta que, esta Navidad, la familia Blair está enviando a todas sus amistades. Nicholas Lezard, blogero del Books Blog de The Guardian, analiza los libros que están en el librero del exprimer ministro británico y su esposa, Cherie.

Aquí los hallazgos:

Anyway, Guardian forensic specialists have been poring over the images and have come up with at least 11 identifiable titles. (You will note that this is a mostly hardback shelf, indicating either immense wealth or good connections with publishers, as well as a lot of spare room.) We did think it might be fun to pretend we had seen copies of A Primer in Sadomasochism or How to Fool People into Thinking You Give a Damn, or anything by Sven Hassel, but that would be naughty. Instead we have titles such as Graham Dale's God's Politicians (about Christian Labour politicians), Reza Aslam's No God But God (about the rise of Islam, and apparently quite good), Amartya Sen's Identity and Violence (which isn't at all bad), Blake Morrison's Things My Mother Never Told Me (you can't go wrong with Blake M) and a Carl Hiaasen novel, which is hardly outré.

There's not much to grumble about here, dammit. There is a book by Simon Heffer (Nor Shall My Sword), who is pretty right wing, maybe even more so than Tony B - we can't imagine that Cherie chose it - but it might have been a gift. You can't rush to judgment here, except to say that there isn't really anything you wouldn't expect to find, unless there are some very eagle-eyed readers out there.


En conclusión, parece que no hay nada que llame la atención.

Aquí la entrada.

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