Saturday, February 16, 2013

Book: One on One 101 True Encounters by Craig Brown

One on One is a novel is a unique little book. In it are101 true meetings between famous characters and each meeting is captured in exactly 1001 words, which makes dipping in and out very easy.

Despite winning many plaudits, One on One didn't quite do it for me, probably because I don't have any fascination for how Chaplin felt about Jean Cocteau when they met on a boat, what Elvis thought of the Beatles when they popped around, or about what happened when Madonna and Michael Jackson went out for a meal. There were enough interesting meetings (of my interest, that is) that kept me whizzing through, but overall this one didn't quite come up to expectations.

*** (be selective in reading the meetings about people you know already)

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