The Happy Reader explores and discusses literature in an intelligent, yet accessible way. Each issue is split into two halves- The first half is an in-depth interview with a book fanatic and the second half gets under the skin of one classic work of literature.
This issue: On the cover, legendary artist MARK LECKEY is photographed by Mark Peckmezian. The Book of the Season is MIDDLEMARCH: A STUDY OF PROVINCIAL LIFE by Mary Ann Evans who, for reasons of societal sexism, wrote under the pen name George Eliot. This sprawling English novel tends to be accompanied by phrases like ‘but it’s just so long’ from those who haven’t read it, and ‘the best novel in the English language’ from those who have.