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books – Roo Reynolds

Recent Reading

Here’s what I read in September: The Pythons’ Autobiography By The Pythons, Monty Python and Bob McCabe – pulled together by McCabe with care and loving attention to detail. Wonderful to see the personalities revealed via the history, the disagreements and differing perspectives. A rare thing: a top notch autobiography. The Other Hand, Chris Cleave […]

Recent Reading

The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith – easily the best and least irritating Zadie Smith book ever. Hated White Teeth? Try this one. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk – dark, disturbing and funny in that way that Chuck Palahniuk (and, in their own way, Irvine Welsh and Iain Banks) can sometimes be. Dead Air, Iain Banks – reread […]

Recent Reading

The Beach, Alex Garland – better each time I read it. And so much better than the film. Remarkable first novel. Paperweight, Stephen Fry – quite lovely, though bitty Richter 10, Arthur C. Clarke & Mike McQuay – pappy. Clarke came up with the idea and the story in 3 pages. McQuay did all the […]

Recent reading

May 31 Songs, Nick Hornby – meh The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz – hmm The Robots of Dawn, Isaac Asimov – gah Have I Got Views For You, Boris Johnson – yawn Moondust, Andrew Smith – yay June To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip José Farmer – passable sci-fi. Apparently it’s […]