The long awaited appearance of Peter Garrett talking about his favourite book Cloudstreet on the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club was last night. Peter I believe claimed it was one of the best books of all time. Every guest tried to outdo each other in uncritical fawning. Was quite sickening. No-one called Cloudstreet “fake nostalgia”, “overrated” “cringeingly indulgent” or that the “local colour was sickeningly gratuitous”. Not one critical comment. They all agreed that you would be missing out on an important part of life if you hadn’t read it. Bleh.
On the upside, the iphone did manage to grab some wonderfully distorted pics of the screen.