Ian Sansom: Tony, Nick and Simon
9 August 2001
Show More One for My Baby by Tony Parsons.
HarperCollins, 330 pp., £15.99, July 2001, 0 00 226182 0Show More
How to Be Good by Nick Hornby.
Viking, 256 pp., £16.99, May 2001, 0 670 88823 0Show More
Little Green Man by Simon Armitage.
Viking, 246 pp., £12.99, August 2001, 0 670 89442 7Show More
“... jacket (five points). He had spent more than twenty pounds on a haircut (five points).’ How to Be Good now extends this fine line of wit even further: Here is a list of the people that Andrew and David have hitherto regarded as talentless, overrated, or simply wankers: Oasis, the Stones, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Robbie Williams, Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, Evelyn Waugh, Auberon Waugh, Salman ...”