It’s odd that people who read Moby Dick don’t go on to find out more about Herman Melville; but that was his fate in his lifetime too.  In fact, after achieving a supersonic literary success in the late 1840s, Herman Melville's popularity declined in the 1850s and never recovered.

Worse, when he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten and even the 20th Century revival only dropped Moby Dick and Billy Budd into our must-read lists, and pretty much ignored the other great titles, such as my favourite, The Confidence Man.

It’s not that The Mortgaged Heart (1972) took me a year to read, but I did notice that it sat on my bedside table for 13 months.  It’s true that if you are going to get into Carson McCullers, this isn’t the place to start, but that’s only because it’s a rather vague collection, out together after her death by her younger sister Margarita Smith (‘Rita’), who argues in the introduction that these shorter pieces of McCullers’ writing are more like writing exercises rather than fully formed stories.

The full title of which is We Are Anonymous, Inside the Hacker World of Lulzsec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency.  That's a lot to pack in, but it is a long book, so here goes. Anonymous is a difficult subject at the best of times, because things move so quickly and truth, uncertainty and falsehood flow so indiscriminately together in the mix.