Kevin Jackson presents a five-part magazine series for promiscuous book readers.
Has quality kept up with quantity when it comes to the growing number of collected essays on film? Gilbert Adair attacks standards of modern criticism.
Also, `The Guilt List': each week, `Reading Around' tackles one of those must-read, never-finished classics.
First off the shelf is `The Iliad'.
Edith Hall and Ruth Padel discuss new ways of reading Homer and recommend related books including a study of combat trauma in Vietnam.
Plus an insider's view of literary life: novelist Anne Enright reflects on deadlines - if she makes it.