Highlights from an entertaining and idiosyncratic series of essays from James Wood, the leading literary critic of his generation. It's a collection which ranges widely, from a loving analysis of Keith Moon's drum technique to the intentions, gifts and limitations of some of our most celebrated modern novelists, including Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan.
2. KAZUO ISHIGURO: NEVER LET ME GO
Wood considers a masterwork that melds sci-fi with literary fiction - a cloning story that 'combines the fantastic and realistic till we can no longer separate them'.
Abridged by Eileen Horne
Reader: Peter Firth
Produced by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.