Thursday April 9, 2020

Artistic licence

Embracing the readers’ revolution

28th May, 2011

Recently I found myself on a flight from Washington to Dublin, sandwiched between two Americans who were both intently scrutinising their e-book readers.

Sitting there, with my paperback copy of Tom Franklin’s Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, I couldn’t help but feel that I had made a social gaffe.

The new term in America for physical books is DTBs - Dead Tree Books. As I clutched my environmentally unfriendly papyrus, it was...

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