Archive of all blog posts tagged 'books'


Catching My Eye (2018-12-10 Edition) (2018/12/10 05:00)
Stuff I'm looking out for, anticipating, and recommending.

Large And In Charge (2018/09/22 05:00)
On "volume equals value for money" in books.

Axes For The Frozen Seas (2018/06/27 08:00)
A Kafka quote re-examined.

That Pile On The Nightstand (2018/06/11 05:00)
The overwhelming majority of what I'm genuinely curious about reading has been nonfiction. I hate that.

57 Channels Redux (2018/01/05 05:00)
And still nothing on.


57,000 Channels And Still Nothing On (2017/07/27 07:00)
On the "drawbacks to the all-access, all-free world".

Drowning In The Popcult Goldmine Dept. (2017/05/24 08:00)
How to survive the modern digital cultural flood: have no sense of history.

Book Nook Dept. (2017/03/19 10:00)
Ten things from my shelf I'd take into isolation, 2017 edition.


Big Page, Little Screen Dept. (2016/08/17 08:00)
Write something unfilmable.

Outside The Cocoon Dept. (2016/05/20 10:00)
"In this cocoon, the working class is something to make money from..."


Talk Is Cheap, Thank Goodness Dept. (2014/07/13 10:00)
More on why it's good that some books might never be filmed.

Sell It Or Shelve It Dept. (2014/07/08 10:00)
The how-to of writing is something to be outgrown, not followed to the end.

Binge & Purge Dept. (2014/06/09 10:00)
Why I hoarded; why I stopped.


The Great Gatsby (2013) (2013/11/19 01:00)
A punch bowl full of glitter and treacle.

Of The Great Hither And Thither Dept. (2013/10/11 10:00)
Where I've been and where I'm going, especially with my next book.

In Contention -- Er, Competition Dept. (2013/09/18 10:00)
Is writing "competing" with TV, movies, video games, etc.?

Maybe You Should Be Able To Judge A Book By Its Cover Dept. (2013/09/17 10:00)
Book publishers should model themselves as Berry Gordy, not Lee Iacocca.

Less Gatekeepers, More Monoculture Dept. (2013/08/04 10:00)
On the ongoing publishpocalypse.

57 Media And Nothing On Dept. (2013/07/05 10:00)
On the video game of the TV series of the movie inspired by the book.

Classics Not Spoken Here Dept. (2013/05/26 02:00)
Creators have to cultivate a sense of history.

Mass Market, Crass Market Dept. (2013/05/15 10:00)
How economics supplants culture: a failure of marketing, and of imagination.

Perfect Forever Dept. (2013/04/09 10:00)
What makes a work great isn't an objective truth.

The Bookmakers, All 7 Billion Of Them Dept. (On "The Business of Literature", Pt. 1) (2013/03/29 10:00)
How to fix publishing? Fix publishers, readers, books, all of the above?

Paradise Kiss Vols. 2-3 (Ai Yazawa) (2013/03/04 10:00)
A genre-transcending romance reaches its conclusion and ennobles itself in the process.

Good To Be Wrong Dept. (2013/03/01 10:30)
I was wrong about the bottom falling out of e-book pricing, thank goodness.

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