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Sometimes completely unexpected connections
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Sometimes completely unexpected connections leap out and smack you in the face. Not too long back I wrote a little on Proven By Science about certain kinds of brain damage that cause aphasias related to ways of seeing. Last night I read the trade pap[…]

An experimental graphic novel based on blogs?
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An experimental graphic novel based on blogs?

That sounds thrilling! And its automatcially generated from harvested Blogger text, creating the art on the fly from themed computer graphics – geek heaven!
But the execution turns out to be a jum[…]

HAH
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HAH!!!
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We wandered into St Sulpice
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We wandered into St Sulpice in Paris the other weekend. As my delightful travelling companion went off to light a candle for her Grandmother, I put on my specs and started having a glance around the old place. It’s nice in an not-very-demonstra[…]

PICASSO and POLITICS
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PICASSO and POLITICS:
“Guernica represents something recently demonstrated in this year’s passionate torrent of anti-Bush agitprop, namely art’s ineffectuality in the production of concrete political results.” I wonder if the[…]

More comparisons:
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More comparisons:
Boris Akunin’s The Winter Queen has been called a Russian version of an Ian Fleming book. Sure it is full of restless adventure clich’s but actually the book is far closer to John Buchan’s style of derring do*. The[…]

LOST FROG
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LOST FROG
rainy just emailed me this link – it is self-explanatory (or maybe the other one)[…]

I have gotten Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy mixed up before.
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I have gotten Elmore Leonard and James Ellroy mixed up before. Not in a prose identification way, they are distinctive enough, but merely in the name filing part of my brain. I was reminded of this by looking at the blurb for David Peace’s Nine[…]

S’NDOR WE’RES: Antithin
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S’NDOR WE’RES: Antithin
At last it has leaked out – thin men are the cause of everything.
They wait in ambush on street corners and if an old woman comes by
they don’t even greet her. They are more concerned with exchanging th[…]

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The cover of Murphy’s Favourite Channels is not very promising
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The cover of Murphy’s Favourite Channels is not very promising, it is indeed almost offputtingly poor. John Murray’s book which, in a cosy fashion, juxtaposes the life of a Northern lad made good with the television he watched is actually[…]

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