As Richard King, author of How Soon is Now?, a history of UK independent music, has said, it’s a surprise that remix culture has yet to enter the literary world. The cult of the author remains strong, but is under continual attack. As a result, it cannot be long until the question is not “Have you read…?”, but “Whose edit did you read?” I would read a Jonathan Lethem edit of Balzac, or China Miéville’s version of Moby-Dick. I like the original, but I prefer the remix.