Tuesday, 24 March 2009
Gaol or Bust
I had an interesting email conversation with a journalist from The Observer yesterday. He was trying to justify why his newspaper had gone all gooey over the recent Jeffrey Archer book, three weeks and lots of column inches about the great author and perjurer. His defence was, 'He's got a book to promote and he's famous.' Well that's what I call cutting edge journalism. No wonder they're losing readers by the thousands with creative thinking like that. So Celebrity Authors are here to stay. Heaven forfend that they may actually review anything from a new writer with something different to say. So, to get continuous coverage in The Observer you have to be over 70, have served time at her majesty's pleasure, be famous and love cricket. Simples.