People are more likely to take risks when they feel sexy – this may be news to no-one, but research by economic behaviourist Dan Ariely shows just why ‘sex sells’.
If happiness correlates to girth, then either Derren Brown or his readers are likely to be made joyous by ‘Happy’, which is a sizeable tome.
When there’s grim news to give, delivering it like Isherwood’s portrait of 1930’s Berlin would be no bad thing.
James Sallis’ Drive is hard-boiled noir meets literary fiction. Like the tagline on my movie tie-in edition – “Get in. Get out. Get Away.” – this is a lean and intriguing read.
80’s TV series CHiPs – the adventures of two motorcycle cops on the LA freeways – may not have bothered with an introductory voice over, but it still told you everything you needed to know about the show in just over 60 seconds.
Black and white photography colorized: Charlie Chaplin (publicity still from The Kid, 1921).