Saturday, 22 June 2013

Farewell to two authors

In the past month both Tom Sharpe, (Blott on the Landscape, Porterhouse Blue, and others,) and Iain Banks, (Wasp Factory, The Crow Road and others,) have both died. 

Sharpe was a popular comedy writer, Blott on the Landscape being televised with David Suchet in the role of Blott, before he became Poirot.

Banks wrote fiction and science/fantasy fiction.  I read The Wasp Factory in the first year of my English degree, a very though provoking book, with a twist at the end that5 I certainly didn’t anticipate.

There are many brilliant authors writing today, but Banks and Sharpe’s input will be missed.

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