Books have survived the coming of film, TV and rock'n'roll... and tomorrow's novels can only be enriched by the likes of Grand Theft Auto.

This article titled “Will computer games kill off the novel?” was written by Charlie Higson, for The Observer on Saturday 29th October 2011 23.08 UTC

The rock’n’roll generation’s era lasted from Heartbreak Hotel to the death of Steve Jobs (an ex-counterculture dropout whose whole ethos was informed by rock’n’roll, and a love of Dylan and the Beatles, among others). Music was important to us, it was how we defined ourselves and it was what made us different to our parents, who felt alienated by its loudness, nihilism, hedonism and anti-authoritarian stance.

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