Chop up your chapters into bite-sized halves or thirds, whatever you prefer. Throw them into a bowl, add a pinch of crushed coarse salt (of the earth preferably), a few dashes of something tart and acidic; you’ll need to break some egos to bind it all together. Toss into the air several times and mix liberally — use your hands. Really get in there and stir it up. Don’t give thought to order, organisation or linearity. Focus on randomness, chaos is preferable.Serve chilled. Follow with several neat martinis. Don’t forget the olives.