There are many minor problems in the world. Global warming. The refugee crises. ISIS. But there’s one problem so serious, so controversial, so all-encompassing that nobody has dared discuss it before: The bad user interfaces on wireless headphones. This may seem like a minor problem in comparison to other problems, like the fact that most … Continue reading Everything Is Horrible: Headphone Edition
A month ago, I was watching too many movies, so I decided to read too many books instead: At least one per day. So short books, then. So there you go. Normally, I’d be reading sf, sf, sf, sf, literature, sf, sf, sf, sf. But I don’t really have a lot of unread shorter sf … Continue reading Bookvember Redux
“Og så var vi plutselig midt oppe i en slik intim situasjon som det heter. Det var i grunnen ganske hyggelig. Jeg mener, det er jo et slikt tiltak, men når man først er kommet igang, er det helt all right.”
It’s a very music journalist-ey book, with a dash of Wikipedia-induced Tourettes. “John Cale produced this album by Patti Smith in a studio, where only exactly two weeks short of twenty years before, Miles Davis had once ordered a ham sandwich two blocks away for $1.50, at 3 PM. The world would never be the … Continue reading Bookvember 29th: Love Goes To Buildings On Fire by Will Hermes
This should perhaps have gone into the ‘Pamphletvember’ series of postings.
The “Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize” line should have been a tip-off.
Some years back I decided to read all of Christie’s novels chronologically. I’ve mostly been reading them when hung over or when I’ve had a cold, so it’s taken a while. But today I reached the final book. The novels from the last decade of Christie’s life were, er, not very good, but this was … Continue reading Bookvember 26th: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
Not as stuffy as I thought it would be. Kinda fun. But not actually good.
“The accounting departments of corporations confess that they have no idea where value comes from.” “In France, literature is the prescribed space for the amusement of the castrated.” “We talk in the West of ‘real people’, but only in order to mock these simpletons.”
Another very funny book. I’m on a roll here.
Very funny. Translated by Ragnar Hovland who is just the perfect person for this sort of thing.
And it’s a web site, too.
While the concept is good, perhaps, it’s pretty tedious to read. I bailed on page 43.
It has a certain charm, but it’s pretty bad.
I’ve been watching too many movies lately (14 last weekend), but I want a break. What better way than reading a whole bunch of books? I’m aiming for one book a day. Since I, like, have to work, I probably have about five hours, effectively, every day to read. So anything longer than 200 pages … Continue reading Bookvember