Books mentioned in this post: Muriel Spark – The Comforters Muriel Spark – Robinson Muriel Spark – Memento Mori AJ Finn – The Woman in the Window Peter Manseau – The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln’s Ghost Michael Wolff – Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White… Read More My generally crappy week in review: reading and other complaints
David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones, is embarking on a project to read his father’s top 100 favorite books. Kicking off on Twitter February 1, the first discussion will be on Peter Ackroyd’s novel Hawksmoor. I’m not sure exactly how he plans to carry it out, if he’ll just be tweeting out thoughts… Read More Reading David Bowie’s 100 Favorite Books: A Son’s Tribute
Peter Ackroyd may very well be God. I haven’t met him but I’m feeling pretty good about this. Any other explanation as to how he manages to produce so many huge books filled with so much knowledge in such a short space of time (commonly termed “prolific,” to be concise), all so well written, comes… Read More Tudors by Peter Ackroyd.
Congratulations, Eleanor! Seems my guess was the kiss of death for Jim Crace and NiViolet Bulwayo. Sorry about that, you two. Especially to Jim Crace. That man should not stop writing, almost as much as I should, in order to protect the innocent. I’m upset with him for his insistence he’s done. He wants to… Read More Man Booker 2013. The winner is: Eleanor Catton
I fell behind. The wagon hit a bump in the road and I fell off. I was trampled by the horses, scraped off the street and tossed onto the sidewalk. Yesterday was November 30, 2011. In order for me to have finished NaNoWriMo I would have had to write something along the lines of 30,000… Read More NaNo…. NoNo