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

some little details in Studio Ghibli's classic Kiki's Delivery Service (now 30 years old) - @TristanACooper
publishing children's books from around the world, especially Iranian ones - Tiny Owl
The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra - How To Fold It [my review]
a metafictional short story collection - Obabakoak [my review]
a classic murder mystery with a political-legal twist - An English Murder [my review]
The Diversity of a Narrative Tradition in South Asia - Many Ramayanas [my review]
Chinese "Silent Traveller" writer gets a blue plaque in Oxford - Guardian
Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World - Agents of Empire [my review]
children's book update: reading at six and a half - Wandering Danny
five great-looking translated children's books - Words Without Borders
Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics - The Indo-European Controversy [my review]
How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World - The Horse, The Wheel, and Language [my review]

(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