Derb: I have on my shelf a book called The Strange Ride of Rudyard Kipling, by Angus Wilson. It was recommended to me several years ago, so I picked up a copy but never read it. Is it any good? Oh, and because we’re on the subject — and you may want to put me in a stockade for saying this — reading Kipling as a boy taught me that sometimes the movie can be better than the book. Evidence: “The Man Who Would be King.” An okay short story, but an excellent movie.