Picture palace – paul theroux. My first Paul Theroux book, again thanks to Chris for putting this my way and for cleverly sequencing it after the Graham Greene novel (Greene is a character in this book). The story in this book follows a fictional female photographer, Pratt, through her life, the people she’s photographed and her obsession with her brother. The writing is dense and interesting and you really believe that Pratt existed, such is Theroux’s observations on photography in general and the styles (and behaviours – however true they are) of famous photographers shortly after the war. Another great read that drags you from page to page and leaves you wanting more at the end.