Danny Yee

Books and Media

my book reviews - ramblings of a pathologically eclectic generalist
a film diary - with brief comments and the occasional review
Australian bookshops and publishers
rec.arts.books.reviews - book reviews on Usenet
Reading Notes - including Harry Potter criticism.

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Links and News

Vladimir Propp constructed a formal regular grammar in 1928 - Bactra
one of our teachers talks about the importance of storytelling - ReadingRealm
on reading and rereading Faulkner's _As I Lay Dying_ - LitHub [via @RipOffRed]
a reading of the Epic of Gilgamesh - YouTube
twenty years of books are coming out of US copyright - NYT
How Cycling Can Save the World/Economy - Bike Nation + Bikenomics [my review]
it takes the six biggest selling science fiction and fantasy authors to match Agatha Christie's sales - MarkLawrence [via @j4]
Jacqueline Wilson reviews Rumer Godden's _An Episode of Sparrows_ - Spectator
Alberto Manguel on breaking up his 35,000 book collection - ABC
nine cases show how genomics is changing modern medicine - Genomic Quirks: The Search for Spelling Errors
by far the nicest set of early readers I've found - Walker Stories [my review]
a Christmas present for me and Helen, Satyamurti's retelling of the Mahabharata - AndrewLogan

(For more, see my blog Pathologically Polymathic or the latest book reviews.)

Other Resources

I don't really follow the publishing industry, or the latest in book gossip - I prefer to wait till five or ten years after a book's publication, when the fuss has died down a little and a longer-term perspective is available. If you're after book news I recommend the Complete Review's Literary Saloon, which also has links to other literary weblogs.

Danny Yee