by Graham Wright in New Art on Thursday 15 September 2011

A lot of people recommend that I get a Kindle, or other such ‘e-book’ reading device, because I’m on tour so much and lugging around several books isn’t practical. This book, all 968 pages of it, would be exhibit A in their case of why books are a pain to carry, but to me it’s the perfect example of why I never want to touch an e-book reader. A book that covers the gold rush, the Spainish-American war, and the lives of a dozen people involved in one or the other should feel substantial.