Coming up on the rails
Arthur Nelson suddenly feels in touch with modern life
Much is made these days of the theme that modern youngsters are turned off books by the eternal march of new technology. We are told that social media, Twitter, Facebook, computer games and the fast-moving, busy, nature of life today have resulted in people being able to relate to the world only in bite-sized pieces of information.
Today, contrary to my expectations, I felt that at last I may be catching up with the younger generation. Attempting to read this piece by Wilf Self, featured on the website of The Guardian, I rapidly came to the conclusion that I too can only deal in bite-sized pieces of information – see here – THE NOVEL IS DEAD
I’ve tried three times to read it and failed. Either that, or it has cured my insomnia – I’ve suddenly been overcome by an irresistible urge to return to bed …