Observer Summer Books

Richard Herring comedian

I've been trying to reread The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (Perennial) which I like a lot, but keep having to restart. I just read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Vintage), which is relevant to what I'm doing - a show about the modern labours of Hercules which almost demonstrated that I have Asperger's. For example, I counted number plates from one to 999, which took me about 18 months. I've been dating 50 women in 50 days as well. Don't read - go out and get drunk with women, or men if you're a woman or gay. Reading's rubbish.