Posts Tagged ‘talent’

my top ten books of 2016

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Because books didn’t let us down in 2016.  Books didn’t allow Poundshop Cruella to take over the UK. Books didn’t elect Dipshit McHairdo as US president. Books didn’t exacerbate and instrumentalise divisions between people. Books didn’t conspire with evil dictators around the world to usher in a new age of fascism.
Because books are good.

love medicine

Monday, October 31st, 2011

I am lurgified. My head feels like it has been stuffed with bees. In case you are not sure, this is a bad thing. Please feel sorry for me.
Anyway. On with the blogathon.
Recently I read Love Medicine, by Louise Erdrich. It is beautifully written. Her characters are so vividly realised that you can [...]

five writers with teeth and claws

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

A few years ago, I became scared that I was losing my lifelong passion for reading. So many mediocre books! So many bad ones…  I threw ‘Atonement’ across the room in disgust. ‘After Dark’ was a yawn fest. ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ made me sick with disappointment. It was a dark time in my reading life. [...]