Posts Tagged: Books
…As Consciousness is Harnessed to the Flesh by Susan Sontag …Mapp and Lucia by E.F Benson …What we talk about when we talk about love by Raymond Carver
…Remainder by Tom McCarthy. This is just brilliant and you should either read or listen to it immediately. What excited me the most was a main character I didn’t like. I had no empathy for him, no sympathy and I
…Scarp by Nick Papadimitriou I saw Nick at the Edinburgh Book Festival and it was the link to psychogeography – and the presence of Will Self as the chair – that convinced me to attend his event. Nick is an
So I’m sitting in my car having lunch and reading a book, killing time before my next viewing when something catches my eye. Looking up I see a shifty bloke unzipping his pants ready to take a leak against the
One of the fringe benefits of the MA course has been the discovery of new writers, and not just those who sat next to me in class. Roberto Bolaño, Italo Calvino, James Robertson, David Foster Wallace, John Burnside and Junot Diaz to
Chris Scott, Scotland’s literary paparazzo took this exquisite picture of a mystery sculpture left as a gift for the Scottish Poetry Library. And there the story starts. Pour yourself a drink and read this: Chris Scott blog post Mystery Sculptor
Massive congratulations to Stuart Kelly whose fabulous ‘Scott-land‘ has been selected for the longlist. Samuel Johnson Prize 2011
Perhaps a good thing for once? I am very interested in the changes taking place within the publishing industry. Hugh Andrew mentioned Gardners when he was in talking to our Creative Non-Fiction class. Gardners Hive article from book2book Gardners Hive
We had a very interesting afternoon in the company of Hugh Andrew, MD at Birlinn Ltd. Aside from a conversation about e-book publishing, which I would love to follow up with him at some point, Mr. Andrew spoke about a
…If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller by Italo Calvino, which is bloody brilliant. It occurs to me if I find Italo’s Complete Cosmicomics in the original Italian, I will have found a rather nice Christmas present for a particular
A nice little trip down memory lane: The Three Investigators I absolutely loved these books and wanted, with my whole heart, to live in the cleverly constructed gang HeadQuarters in the salvage yard. I still do.
I have never understood cheating and have always applauded monogamy. One at a time I say; unless of course he has a brother or is a member of a team. This one-on-one habit also extends to my reading. Not for
Words cannot express how much I hate waiting for books to arrive in the post!