I’ve never really been much of a hoarder. Having moved around a lot over the years, I’ve kind of learned to live moderately. I don’t like clutter, I’m pretty flexible about uprooting if I have to, and I could probably fit the majority of my life into the boot of my car. All except for my books. I recently purchased a new bookshelf to usurp … Continue reading The Books That Bind Us
Let me just get this out of the way: I am not the biggest sci-fi fan out there. What I’ve read, seen and played over the years I’ve enjoyed, but I’m quite picky about what I consume in the genre of ‘scientific fictionalness’. I don’t own any Peter F. Hamilton (because I try to make a habit of not owning literature that needs to be … Continue reading Will Save The Galaxy For Food – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw
I’m fascinated by a writer’s mind. Not in a weird serial killer kind of way. More in a how-did-you-even-think-up-that kind of way. I think envy comes into it because there are just some authors I read that depress me with how I’ll probably never come close to their level of imagery and writerly skill. No more is this true than with the late Philip Roth. … Continue reading Quotes Of Note #1
So I recently read about someone who’s reading prowess means that it’s not too unusual for him to have – at the extreme end of things – 45 books on the go at once Continue reading How Many Books Do You Read At Once?
I’d never done anything like this before and while I was almost certain that it was what I wanted, keen optimism dwindled as the hours passed. I felt guilt yet somehow I was still sat there in a hotel suite, slurping red wine like it was a Japanese tea-drinking ritual. Only with less inner peace. Continue reading The Value Of Everything (short story)
We take it absolutely for granted these days that proper Google use can be as much of a skill as fine tuning a grand piano. Many of us remain ashamedly unaware that there are some search terminologies that require the finesse, elegance and artful deliberation that can only be accomplished through proper Boolean techniques. Continue reading That Time I Actively Contemplated Drinking Mouthwash
Postmodernism [is] less a theory than a systematic modification of capitalism. Continue reading “Consumer Culture & Postmodernism” – Mike Featherstone (academic review)