Title: "The Angry Island: Hunting the English"

Author: A.A. Gill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pages: 227

Price: $24

In a nutshell: In a witty, fun look at the English, journalist and critic A.A. Gill blows off steam using many impressive words from his amazing vocabulary. It is his Scottish birth that gives him license. In a word, he thinks the English are "angry": "incensed, incandescent, prickly, touchy, fractious." His best work is found in his brilliant analysis of the way the English use language.