A good book you can have for free

My friend Chris Mitchell runs Spike, a most excellent books-and-interesting-things site on the Internet. And now, he’s put together a most excellent ebook version with some of the best bits from Spike’s last 15 years. And a few things I’ve written too.

It’s a lovely thing to look at and and to read, and it’s free. Here’s who’s in it:

Chris Abani Peter Ackroyd Douglas Adams Scott Adams Keith Altham Paul Auster Tom Baker J.G. Ballard Iain Banks John Battelle John Baxter Samuel Beckett Bellow Thomas Bernhard Maurice Blanchot Jorge Luis Borges Angela Bourke Michael Bracewell Charlie Brooker Charles Bukowski Julie Burchill Jason Burke Bryan Burrough Albert Camus Paul Celan Bruce Chatwin Annabel Chong E.M. Cioran Diablo Cody Douglas Coupland Quentin Crisp Mark Danielewski Don De- Lillo John C Diamond Stephen Dorril Patricia Duncker Nic Dunlop The Fall Stefan Fatsis Tibor Fischer Mark Fisher Michael Foot Franz Ferdinand Athol Fugard Anna Funder Alex Garland Harry Gibson William Gibson Allen Ginsberg Graham Greene Peter Guralnick Half Man Half Biscuit Keith Haring Bill Hicks Tom Hodgkinson Gert Hofmann Nick Hornby Michel Houellebecq Gary Indiana Derek Jarman Linton Kwesi Johnson Ed Jones Gabriel Josipovici Kevin Kelly Naomi Klein Rem Koolhaas Kruder And Dorfmeister Andrey Kurkov Emma Larkin Abby Lee Wyndham Lewis Jack London Leo Marks David Markson Gabriel Garcia Marquez Bertie Marshall Cedric Mims Alan Moore Morrissey Patricia Morrisroe Cookie Mueller Ben Myers Jeff Noon Cees Nooteboom Angus Oblong Will Oldham P.J. O’Rourke Lawrence O’Toole Chuck Palahniuk Tim Parks Arvo Part Ulf Poschardt Richard Powers Thomas Pynchon Matthew Robertson Bruce Robinson Jacques Roubaud Robert Sabbag Peter Saville Alberto Sciamma WG Sebald Will Self Tupac Shakur Mark Simpson Iain Sinclair Michael Marshall Smith Sonic Youth Ralph Steadman Suicide Damo Suzuki Swans David Sylvian David Thomas Hunter S. Thompson Colm Toibin Amos Tutuola Stuart Walton Alan Warner Evelyn Waugh Belinda Webb Irvine Welsh The White Stripes Tony Wilson

If you download it — which you should — and you like it — which I think you will — Chris would be very happy if you could share the download link with others.