Everything Is Horrible: Headphone Edition

(April 17, 2016)

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

Bookvember Redux

(October 31, 2014)

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

Bookvember 31st: Spring and All by William Carlos Williams

(October 31, 2014)

Bookvember 30th: Med støv på hjernen by Eva Ramm

(October 30, 2014)

“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.”

Bookvember 29th: Love Goes To Buildings On Fire by Will Hermes

(October 29, 2014)

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

Bookvember 29th: I Like You by Amy Sedaris

(October 29, 2014)

Bookvember 29th: Bildhuggarens dotter by Tove Jansson

(October 28, 2014)

Bookvember 28th: Carlyle’s House by Virginia Woolf

(October 28, 2014)

Bookvember 28th: Neat Sheets by James Tiptree, Jr.

(October 27, 2014)

This should perhaps have gone into the ‘Pamphletvember’ series of postings.

Bookvember 28th: Paa gjengrodde Stier by Knut Hamsun

(October 27, 2014)

Bookvember 27th: Stoikeren by Fernando Pessoa

(October 27, 2014)

Bookvember 27th: Little Tales of Misogyny by Patricia Highsmith

(October 27, 2014)

Bookvember 26th: Embryoyo by Dean Young

(October 26, 2014)

The “Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize” line should have been a tip-off.

Bookvember 26th: Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

(October 26, 2014)

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

Bookvember 25th: The Time Traveller by H. G. Wells

(October 25, 2014)

Not as stuffy as I thought it would be. Kinda fun. But not actually good.

Bookvember 24th: The Coming Insurrection by The Invisible Committee

(October 24, 2014)

“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.”

Bookvember 23rd: Swanlights by Antony and the Johnsons

(October 23, 2014)

Bookvember 23rd: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

(October 23, 2014)

Another very funny book. I’m on a roll here.

Bookvember 21st: Stiløvingar by Raymond Queneau

(October 21, 2014)

Very funny. Translated by Ragnar Hovland who is just the perfect person for this sort of thing.

Bookvember 21st: Fire Watch by Connie Willis

(October 21, 2014)

Bookvember 20th: Kammermusikk by James Joyce

(October 20, 2014)

Bookvember 19th: I kjølvannet by Per Petterson

(October 19, 2014)

Bookvember 17th: The Jib Door by Marlen Haushofer

(October 17, 2014)

Bookvember 16th: God jul med Gertrude Stein by Jan Erik Vold

(October 16, 2014)

Bookvember 16th: Hard Words by Ursula K. Le Guin

(October 15, 2014)

Bookvember 15th: Doorways in the Sand by Roger Zelazny

(October 15, 2014)

Bookvember 15th: I Left My Grandfather’s House by Denton Welch

(October 14, 2014)

Bookvember 14th: Bark by Lorrie Moore

(October 14, 2014)

Bookvember 14th: Learning To Love You More by Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July

(October 14, 2014)

And it’s a web site, too.

Bookvember 13th: Canapés for the Kitties by Marilyn Babson

(October 13, 2014)

Bookvember 12th: Spiraler by Dag Solstad

(October 12, 2014)

Bookvember 11th: Etter skjelvet by Haruki Murakami

(October 11, 2014)

Bookvember 8th: Burn Lake by Carrie Fountain

(October 8, 2014)

Bookvember 8th: Dark Reflections by Samuel R. Delany

(October 8, 2014)

Bookvember 7th: On Strike Against God by Joanna Russ

(October 7, 2014)

Bookvember 6th: Uncharted Territory by Connie Willis

(October 6, 2014)

Bookvember 5th: Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote

(October 5, 2014)


Bookvember 5th: Embassytown by China Miéville

(October 5, 2014)

Bookvember 3rd: It Chooses You by Miranda July

(October 3, 2014)

Bookvember 3rd: The Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad

(October 3, 2014)

While the concept is good, perhaps, it’s pretty tedious to read. I bailed on page 43.

Bookvember 3rd: Holocaust by Charles Reznikoff

(October 3, 2014)

Bookvember 2nd: Total Eclipse by John Brunner

(October 2, 2014)

It has a certain charm, but it’s pretty bad.

Bookvember Wednesday 1st: Videre verstover by Samuel Beckett

(October 1, 2014)

Bookvember Wednesday 1st: Tom Baril

(October 1, 2014)

Bookvember Wednesday 1st: Småtrollen och den stora översvämningen by Tove Jansson

(October 1, 2014)

Bookvember Wednesday 1st: Brewsie and Willie by Gertrude Stein

(October 1, 2014)


(September 30, 2014)

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