There were a lot of regrets, but we didn’t care.
The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
Boys in Zinc
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
‘Michelle had learned a valuable lesson: Do not leave the house unless you look ready to meet Matt Dillon.’ From the novel Black Wave.
Best book of 1947: L’Écume des Jours by Boris Vian
‘In those spring nights, I sat by barbecue stalls in the streets of Beijing, reading this novel under dim streetlights while eating lamb skewers.’
‘Can bad mothers be taught to be good? Or maybe, can we be incentivized to bond? To love?’