I received a promotional email from Amazon this morning asking whether I “need some inspiration on what to buy for Valentine’s Day.”
Amazon have plenty of ideas, but I’m not so sure about the inspiration – iPods, pots (pots?), games consoles, digital cameras, CDs… and books, the first on the list being Jed Rubenfeld’s novel, The Interpretation of Murder, which may be a good read, but seems a curious choice for Valentine’s Day.
No poetry. Not even Neruda! Where has romance gone? And what would you like to give or receive on Valentine's Day?