The new issue of ThreeMonkeysOnline is available just a click away. Plenty of substantial pieces, including interviews with Jim Crace, author of titles such as Quarantine, Being Dead and Six; Asne Seierstad, author of The Bookseller of Kabul and A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal; and Andrew Loog Oldham, the music svengali who “managed” the Rolling Stones when they were still a great band. For what it’s worth I’ve chipped in reviews of Haruki Murakami’s new novel, Kafka on the Shore, and the film Kinsey. For those with ADD, my grades would be as follows:Kafka on the Shore(C-) (Disappointing–read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle if you’ve never encountered this writer before.)Kinsey (A). (It’s about sex and scientific research, both presented intelligently. A film proudly out of step with its times.)All the above is free–what have you done to deserve such bounties?PS. Still working on my discussion/rant on Todd’s After the Empire. It will, I assure you, appear soon. Control your impatience!