Video review: The Happy Reader

by Steve Watson in December 2014
Literature

I picked up The Happy Reader last week and was instantly won over. A quality magazine for £3? When was the last time you saw one of those?

Made as a collaboration between Fantastic Man and Penguin Books, there’s a lot of good stuff to say about this magazine, but probably the greatest praise is that it really made me want to read The Woman in White, this issue’s main featured novel. And when I’ve finished that I’ll make a start on The Book of Tea, the focus of the next issue, out in the Spring.

Take a look at the video below to see The Happy Reader in all its textual glory, and let me know what you think to the absence of backing music. After a year of making these videos I wanted to try something different – are they better with music or without? All thoughts very gratefully received…

Two-Minute Magazines #53: The Happy Reader from Steven Watson on Vimeo.





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