A long trailing edge to a very steep bell curve

I don’t play as many video games as I used to. There was a time that I would keep up with all the unusual and interesting games that came along, but now I hardly do. I put my Xbox on from time to time, play about half an hour of something mindless and then switchContinue reading “A long trailing edge to a very steep bell curve”

Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman

  A debut novel can be the purest glimpse into the mind of a writer. Before becoming saddled with the weight of expectation and an awareness of having to live up to what came before, the debut can seem like an unshackled, carefree, gleefully¬†un-self-conscious¬†thing. Boxer, Beetle is like this. It reads like Beauman had aContinue reading “Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman”

The Art of Planning Ahead

I’ve not been buying many new books lately. It’s not because I’ve gone off them or anything, its because I thought it would be a good idea to work my way through the backlog of unread books lying around the house before I started adding to it. I had this idea that it would beContinue reading “The Art of Planning Ahead”

Beautiful objects

It happened again. I was at work holding my kindle, settling yet another semantics argument with the dictionary, and someone came along and said ‘oh is that one of those e-book thingies?’ I said it was and, knowing that she is a reader herself, asked if she was thinking of getting one. She said no,Continue reading “Beautiful objects”