Horatio Clare 1 Horatio ClareElectric Palace
15 November 2014
BR Rating **

By Nick Pitt

The author’s latest book, an account of two long voyages on cargo ships, mixes journalistic examination with poetic evocation, dealing with the business of shipping, the lives of sailors and paying homage to the vastness of the oceans. It has received critical acclaim, and Clare is an engaging and earnest man, but this event, with Clare in conversation with Nick Fisher, lacked sparkle.