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

in Japanese, _tsundoku_ is "the stockpiling of books never consumed" - Quartz
(I'm running at a 62% read rate for books acquired while in the UK)
Ursula Le Guin answers twenty questions - TLS
The Structure of Soviet History: Essays and Documents [my review]
a Korean blockbuster about expatriates in China - The Human Jungle [my review]
The Empress of Weehawken [my review]
links in rhythm, melody, syntax, meaning, evolution - Music, Language, and the Brain [my review]
Studio Ghibli's first television show - Guardian
in praise of Miyazaki's _Princess Mononoke_ - Tor
I've never read or watched any John Berger - Prospect
project: to watch Ways of Seeing and Civilization with Helen
Richard Adams' Shardik and Watership Down were among the first adult novels I read - Guardian
tea and scone with Barbara Pym - AlbionBeatnik
an interesting review of Disney's _Moana_ - Medium

(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