I’ve found a new author – new to me, anyway – and as someone who reads around thirty novels a year, that is always a great pleasure. I read for entertainment rather than education – although I hope I learn something of value in the process – and choose contemporay rather than historical or futuristic fiction. My new author is Paul Auster – who, by coincidence, is the same age as me – and his novel ‘Sunset Park’. Paul Auster has been published for over thirty years. On the cover of ‘Sunset Park’ a quote from Time Out’ reads ‘You cannot but read on. Auster is a natural storyteller and a great sylist’. I couldn’t have put it better myself. So thank you Paul Auster – highly recommended – and thank you Oxfordshire County Council for continuing to provide such an excellent library service. I suppose I might acquire a Kindle one day, but there’s nothing like holding an actual book in your hands.