Sunday, 02 March 2008
I don't think anybody has ever asked me to name my favorite living writer. I know, it's a shocking oversight. Nicholson Baker would be my answer. He has a typically erudite and entertaining piece in the latest New York Review of Books. To read "The Charms of Wikipedia", just click here.
After you read it, click here for an xkcd comic which touches on one of his main points.
Fans of The Prisoner, click here to see the music video for The Times's "I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape" on YouTube, filmed partly at the Hotel Portmeirion, "The Village" from The Prisoner. Portmeirion is a fantastic place. I was lucky enough to pay it a visit in the late '90s, passing through Wales on my way from London to Dublin.