Willing, one of the youngest of the Mandible family, and the hero of The Mandibles, is everything identity politics denies. He is, as Shriver puts it, ‘a libertarian hero’, who ‘takes apart the ideologies of other people. He’s my favourite character.’ Willing is the only character who continues to believe that the Mandibles can improve their lot. He is the epitome of everything that is great about humanity – resourcefulness, drive, ingenuity and dogged determination.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017
… ‘I won’t ask permission to say what I want’ | Arts Culture | Books Essays | spiked. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)