Matt Thorne

Twittering On

Shit My Dad Says

By

Boxtree 166pp £9.99 order from our bookshop

Given the success of books based on blogs – most notably the Belle de Jour series of autobiographies – it seems unsurprising that publishers should look to the latest ‘micro-blogging’ phenomenon, Twitter, as a source of new material. Twitter allows its users to ‘tweet’ up to 140 characters in one burst; it is the perfect medium for the witty bon mot, but it also encourages people to share the most banal details (‘just opening a jar of marmalade’, etc).

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • If you want ideas about what to read next, sign up to our free email newsletter, and get book reviews, archive mate… ,
    • 'The heroic male nude could not, I think, be used today to signify civic pride and glory', as Michelangelo’s 'David… ,
    • 'Munch’s later works show us a man liberated from the torments that gave rise to some of the best-known early works… ,
    • 'We read from left to right and from start to finish. Or do we?' Stuart Hannabus considers the merits of reading i… ,
    • Domestic scandal, sexual abuse and serial killers are on the menu in April's crime round-up. revie… ,
    • What did Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, James Boswell and Edmund Burke all have in common? Clare Bucknell reveal… ,
    • 'Behind Berlusconi’s greasepaint and his rictus grin, the performance of Toni Servillo suggests the affectless holl… ,