Category Archives: Books

David Byrne – Bicycle Diaries

Went a great talk at B&N last night given by David Byrne and three other panelists.  Mainly a book launch for DB’s new Bicycle Diaries book, but also a discussion on urban planning / transportation, etc. Which led me to … Continue reading

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Dimitri (Raven) Ravinoff

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances, he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. … Hiro used to feel that way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Marcel Proust

I can’t pretend to have read all of “In Search of Lost Time” (although I do have “Swann’s Way” sitting on my to-read shelf), but I did just finish “How Proust Can Change Your Life” by Alain de Botton and was … Continue reading

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Successful Film Adaptations

Salman Rushdie has a great essay in the Guardian today on film adaptations of books – and, wow, he really didn’t like Slumdog Millionaire.  It’s a good read, even though I don’t agree with everything he says.  It did set … Continue reading

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What I’ve been reading

Can I step back through the books I’ve read so far this year?  Let me try: Granta 103 – The Rise of the British Jihad.  Granta is consistently excellent and I’ve been reading it since University and subscribing for over … Continue reading

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