Book Review – “The Book of Dust” Philip Pullman (2017)

December 1st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes, very enjoyable. The boat is the best character.

Book Review – “The Story of the Jews – Finding the Words” Simon Schama (2013)

December 1st, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes. He always writes better than he TV’s.

Book Review – “Slaughterhouse 5” Kurt Vonnegut (1969)

October 10th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes – read it if you haven’t.

Book Review – “Lost Gods of England” (1957) Brian Branston

September 5th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s ok – lots of presumptions.

Book Review – “Breakfast of Champions” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1973)

June 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Yes, great fun – good drawings etc.

Book review – “Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency” Hal Foster (2015)

November 14th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Yes, if you like that sort of thing. A lot of Thomas Hirshchorn, and a lot of notes (21% percent of this book is notes). I cannot pretend to have understood it all.

Book Review – “Everything to Nothing” Geert Buelens (2015)

October 20th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Yes. It’s an interesting way of looking at the 1st World War. To be honest though, I would have liked a bit more poetry, and a bit more discussion about the structure and formal effectiveness of that poetry. To be shown just how much of an everyday cultural integer poetry once was is a revelation to me.

Book Review – “In Praise of Shadows” Junichiro Tanazaki (1933)

October 6th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Yes – short and sweet.

Book Review – “Chernobyl Prayer” Svetlana Alexievich (1997/2013)

September 30th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Yes, yes, yes. This is a brilliant book – saddening, maddening and moving.

Book Review – “The Periodic Table” Primo Levi (1975)

September 27th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


Yes. Simply and modestly written, a really effective concept allows for a variety of short biographical stories to be told – it’s very moving.

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