Methods of consumption
Greatest Hits…...Although none of these were ever Number 1s in Azerbaijan, Japan or on college radio.
* On visiting countries that have been the subject of airstrikes by allies of your home country
* Why it's important for The Beatles to make their songs available digitally
* A visit to Peleliu, home of some fascinating WW2 relics and origin of the phrase 'thousand yard stare'
* Five ways to beat writer's block and get words going
* On Holbein and Shakespeare
* The 2011 BHAG, how I cycled 2,011 miles in 12 months
From which department?
This is the past
Tag Archives: wishlist
[Book] Via a review that’s interesting in and of itself, in the FT: “Fish is a sentence connoisseur who describes his enthusiasm as akin to a sports fan’s love of highlights, and relishes the craft… [The book shows] the form … Continue reading
[Book] Having moved from the North to the Home counties when I was 11, then to York for University, then Norwich, and then London, I grew up on the M1, M6 and A1. Asylum’s lovely review of On Roads meant … Continue reading
Three albums I have added to the wishlist, all of which will be out soon: The Hold Steady, Heaven is Whenever – out May 3rd, you can stream it all from The Guardian. The National, High Violet – out May … Continue reading
[Book] The tiniest remarks can spark in me the biggest desire to read something. In this case, it was reading through William Gibson’s blog (he’s back at it now his new novel, Zero History, is done*). He’s taking questions: “From … Continue reading
Speaking of the Geiger counter, here’s Tyler Cowen recommending and quoting from The Future History of the Arctic: “Svalbard is an integral part of the kingdom of Norway — there are reminders that the archipelago is both something more and … Continue reading
Reviewed in The Guardian: “Foley is not one for the “fatuous breeziness” of bullet-pointed self-help manuals or the nostrums of the new science of wellbeing… Here are Christ and Buddha, Marx and Freud, Spinoza and Nietzsche, Joyce and Proust, mixing … Continue reading
Previewed in the New York Times: “The Lost Books of the Odyssey purports to be a compilation of 44 alternate versions of Homer’s epic… In some of the alternate histories Odysseus returns to Ithaca only to find the island abandoned, … Continue reading
[Book] How could it not be? The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet is the new one from David Mitchell, my favourite living author. It sees Mitchell’s fiction returning to Japan – site of the many of the stories in … Continue reading
[Game] PIXEL!, an Xbox 360 Arcade title, recommended by Jean Snow’s new Game blog: “The third entry in the ‘Arkedo Series’ of retro inspired games, PIXEL! is a mostly straightforward take on the platforming genre, mixing 8-bit visuals with a … Continue reading