There have been plenty of attempts to turn books into apps and they have had varying degrees of success. MyFry, for example, the iPhone version of Stephen Fry’s latest volume of autobiography, looks very nice but turns out to be an unsatisfying way to read a book. That’s not a problem that the Malcolm Tucker app suffers from.
Released just before Christmas, Malcolm Tucker: The Missing iPhone is the app version of the book The Thick of It: The Missing DoSAC Files. The premise of the book is that Malcolm Tucker, the feared and creatively foul-mouthed spin doctor from The Thick of It, has left a dossier of classified files on a train. The book comprises those files.