Un lungo articolo di Howard Jacobson (di cui è appena uscito il nuovo romanzo, Zoo Time, Bloomsbury), sui bad boy's books, ovviamente a favore, e spiritoso. Inizia così, "I was once told by a publisher that a novel I'd submitted "lacked redemption". I could not contain my excitement. At last, I said to my agent, I'd written, and been recognised for writing, a bad boys' book. She looked at the carpet for what seemed like hours. "I think what they're trying to say," she replied, when the silence could go on no longer, "is that they don't like it." guardian.