by Umberto Eco - £11.99 Vintage (2012)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780099552451 | ISBN 10: 0099552450
The perfect gift for book lovers: two of the world's great men have a delightfully rambling conversation about the future of the book in the digital era, and decide it is here to stay.
"The book is like the spoon: once invented, it cannot be bettered."These days it is impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily, many of them repetitive, most of them admitting ignorance of the future. Amidst the twittering, the thoughts of Jean-Claude Carrière and Umberto Eco come as a breath of fresh air.
(Price & availability last checked: July 2019)