The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe was bought with lovely birthday book tokens. I got it at Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham, and it seemed appropriate when buying books in Nottingham to buy a book about Nottingham. So, there it is. And then when I had to get the train to work it seemed make sense to read it en route.
Review: I can see how controversial these stories may have been when first published, but I didn’t feel they had so much of an impact on me now. I enjoyed the titular story, with the musings on self, the most.