Super Sad Book Review

Disclaimer: I’m not an author, or a critic (although isn’t everyone?) Gary Shteyngart’s ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ – I read this one a while back, and I’m currently listening to more podcasts and audiobooks than I am reading physical books – when I get into bed and pick up my book, my brain… Continue reading Super Sad Book Review

Happy Birthday Roger Hargreaves

It feels weird to link to Google like this (“I just discovered this great new search website! Watch out Altavista!” (wow, Altavista still exists!)) but when I opened my browser to go to my firm’s document management system, I saw the current Google Doodle and had to post this. I used to love the Mr… Continue reading Happy Birthday Roger Hargreaves

You Are A Tourist, I Am A Traveller

Empty caveat: This post contains criticism of books I haven’t read. I know, right? Cassie has recently been reading a couple of books recommended by her book club which got her very annoyed. I could tell she was annoyed because she would be reading in bed next to me, then suddenly exclaim something rude, drop… Continue reading You Are A Tourist, I Am A Traveller

Wonderfully Mellow: WonderCon 2010

I seem to be following these things around. When I lived in San Diego, I was able to go to ComicCon twice, and now in San Francisco we have WonderCon, run by the same people, but a bit smaller and mellower, as it turns out. Of course, my buddy Brian, being a makeup artist and… Continue reading Wonderfully Mellow: WonderCon 2010

Possible Use For iPad?

I’m not getting one, but I have to say these iPads are pretty intriguing, and I’d love to play around on one. Wil Wheaton has found a possible case of buying one after initial scepticism – board games. Complex board games like Car Wars and Arkham Horror. And reading that post, and the comments, made… Continue reading Possible Use For iPad?

It’s For Research, Honest

This article from Vanity Fair got me thinking about how we use books to accessories ourselves, and well it might, that is after all the subject of the article, so well done James Wolcott. When the Harry Potter novels first broke through from primary school reading time to mainstream public consumption (before the transition from… Continue reading It’s For Research, Honest

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Like It Matters Here Is My Review Of ‘Watchmen’

So I went to see Watchmen in San Diego with Cassie and house-guest Martin. Of course, I’d been looking forward to it greatly, being a fan of the book and of Alan Moore’s other work. I’m not some huge Moore scholar, but I loved Watchmen and V for Vendetta, and I’ve read some issues of… Continue reading Like It Matters Here Is My Review Of ‘Watchmen’

Wind-up Ubik

~ About bloomin time I posted this ~ I’ve just finished reading The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. It’s the second book by this author that I have read, after Cassie gave me her copy of Dance Dance Dance, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Chronicle is very similar in that it involves a normal suburban… Continue reading Wind-up Ubik

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Analysing Satan

Now that Xmas 2008 is approaching, maybe I’ll post this review. For Xmas 2007 (which was spent in LA and San Francisco, and was blissful), Cassie bought me (amongst many other things) Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S. by Jeremy C Leven. It took me a long time to get… Continue reading Analysing Satan

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Dead Tree Update

A couple of notable book releases around now. Sarah Brown‘s Cringe is now available in hardback, being a collection of embarrassing teenage diary entries and the like. It’s based on a cathartic reading evening of the same name created by Sarah and a regular Brooklyn draw. I attended the London premiere of Cringe back in June… Continue reading Dead Tree Update