Afternoon Bites: Philip Hensher, David Fincher, Gabriel Kahane, and more

“Though it may be premature to call Phillip Hensher’s latest novel of small town Britain prophetic, given the recent scandal involving Emperor Murdoch and Google, and though this idea is not necessarily new, Hensher’s approach to the topic of surveillance, tampering and general busy-body-ness hits refreshingly close to home.” At The Faster Times, Robert Tumas looks at Philip Hensher’s King of the Badgers.