Articles by Richard Herley

The secret joy of reading

By Richard Herley
July 16, 2012 // 2 Comments

Image: Mr Absurd I was lucky enough to be taught to read in the era before television: well, it was being broadcast in the mid 1950s, but our set was like a wardrobe with a tiny, round-cornered [...]

Peter Quennell on Vladimir Nabokov

By Richard Herley
July 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

  I decided to re-read Lolita and found this: ‘Every distinguished novelist creates a separate world; and, having crossed the frontier, we find that the world we know has undergone a subtle [...]

Dangerous territory

By Richard Herley
June 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

It’s reported that J Sainsbury, the British supermarket chain, has bought a stake in the ebook seller Anobii, expects to own 64% of the site, and is preparing to “take on Amazon”.Quote: [...]

Awesome Indies

By Richard Herley
May 9, 2012 // 6 Comments

Here we have a common perception among would-be readers of self-published fiction: Yeah, $2.99 books have been, in my experience, not worth the electrons it took to produce them. Aghast at the cost [...]

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