Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like It

More than once in these selected columns written for The Independent, Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson (The Finkler Question) highlights the improving effects of written works that challenge — rather than just entertain — us. But this wide-ranging collection, tackling topics as diverse as British politics, the Bard, bicycles, and the BBC in his trademark wry, rapid-fire style, is testament to Jacobson’s ability to both entertain and challenge the reader.