Best Reads for a Commute - Filmed at Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury St, London

Published on Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Uploaded by: rstevens40

Andy Miller is a reader, author and editor of books. His new book The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-so-great Ones) Saved My Life has just been published by 4th Estate/HarperCollins. It is described as a funny, inscrutably honest account of one man's quest to reverse 20 years of lies and read the books he's always claimed to have read. It is an inspired and witty tour of literature from all genres: classic, cult and Dan Brown. When reading the titles upon which The Year of Reading Dangerously was based, Miller devised a reading program where he chose a series of books that he could read on the train during his daily commute. It s for this reason that he is expertly placed to offer the ultimate list of which books would be best to read on the busy train into work. So what does he chose? Well here is a hint: a bit of Russian madness, one of the funniest writers of the 20th century, and some Paul Weller meets Jack Kerouac cool. Andy Miller revealed this list whilst at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel ahead of his appearance at the monthly Hidden Prologues literary salon. The evening was hosted by writer and journalist Sam Leith, who said: "I'm thrilled to be welcoming Andy Miller to Hidden Prologues. I've known and admired this astute and extraordinarily funny writer since he was Britain's only mini-golf international." The next Hidden Prologues takes place on the 10th June and gives literary fans a fantastic chance to delve further into the inspirations behind Tigerman, the latest work of the celebrated novelist, Nick Harkaway. Sam Leith said: "Nick Harkaway has an astonishingly inventive, original and—damn him—limitlessly fecund imagination. And he is so fun to read. I can't wait to hear more about the writers who have shaped his work." For tickets and more information visit

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