by The Lone Ranger
The Steep Approach to Garbadale by Iain Banks
In at number 6
Time: 20 mins 51 secs
Return with me now to the thrilling day of last Friday ...
The last week. It is the end. I leave Iain Banks on the bench and wait.
20 mins 51 secs later:
A young couple approach the bench. They look like student types. She points the book out to him. He swoops, picks it up and they walk off towards the local tavern, book held high in his hands. The oldest partners in crime routine. "She made me eat the apple your honour."
So that's it. The finish. It's been a great 10 weeks. Here are some stats:
The winner: Tom McCarthy
The slowest book: Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
10 books given away to the value of £ 150.
10 lives impacted by a book that lay across their path? Who knows what effect those books had.
I ride now into the sunset. Thanks for following me on my journey.
There are no more words.