We’re not 100% sure, but we think this month marks the tenth anniversary of the first publication of Rhodes’ widely misunderstood novel Timoleon Vieta Come Home. It’s close enough, anyway. We were going to mark the occasion by writing an interminable fact file on the subject, but instead of boring ourselves, and you, to tears with that, we’ve decided to reduce our retrospective to a brief breakdown of the book’s thunderous impact on popular culture.
First off, here it is being enjoyed by Frankie out of The Saturdays:
And being bought by Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl in Knocked Up:
And best of all, here’s Cate Le Bon singing a song about it:
Rumour has it that Rhodes still isn’t quite sure how the book’s title is pronounced. (Note to aspiring authors: make sure you can pronounce the title of your book.) Readers are invited to say it however they want.
That’s enough of past glories – Rhodes’ latest novel, This is Life, is coming out next week in a handsome mass market paperback edition. Read all about it here. So the Eiffel Tower at the top of the page is relevant again.
And we’ve done a vague Marry Me reviews digest here.