Steven Poole is the author of Unspeak, Trigger Happy, You Aren't What You Eat, and Who Touched Base In My Thought Shower? http://stevenpoole.net

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Books
18 December 2006
Novelists, the literary offerings of 2006 suggested, are suffering from a disease enthusiastically spread by reviewers...
Books
30 October 2006
Locked rooms are tantalising, from without (Bluebeard's castle) or within (Edgar Allan Poe's seminal detective story)....
UK Politics
20 February 2006
The Conservatives under David Cameron talk a lot about "social welfare". It sounds warm and fuzzy, but what do they...
Books
16 January 2006
David Foster Wallace doesn't know when to stop. Whether reporting from a porn awards ceremony, or John McCain's...
Ideas
29 April 2002
We are at the dawn of a new age. "My thesis," Rodney Brooks writes, "is that in 20 years the boundary between fantasy...
Culture
06 August 2001
In the future, your skin never sags. Your clothes never stain or crumple, your eyes and teeth never look dull, and you...
23 July 2001
The most disturbing moment in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider comes when Lara (Angelina Jolie) is given her next assignment. "...
Books
07 May 2001
Irvine Welsh's new book is prefaced by an epigraph of the type that used to be fashionable, a dictionary definition: "...
Books
26 June 2000
Will Self's new novel is narrated by an old woman called Lily Bloom, who is dying of breast cancer in the Royal Ear...

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