A book review from The Movie Snob.
Latest Readings, by Clive James (2015). Who is Clive James? Until I saw a favorable review of this slim volume, I had never heard of him before. But according to the dust jacket, he is an Australian memoirist, poet, translator, critic, and broadcaster with more than 30 books to his credit. He is also very old and now suffering from leukemia. But after bouncing back from a bad spell, he has written this collection of short observations about the books he is reading (or re-reading) now that the clock is really, obviously running out on him. I enjoyed it, and I want to seek out more of his writing. Interestingly, he only recently read (and loved) the WWII novels of Olivia Manning, which I have also written about on this blog.