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

reading at age seven: an update - Oxford Blog
character-centered short stories by an Argentinian master - The Scent of Buenos Aires [my review]
German childrens books in translation, from the last thirty years - Riveter
a murder mystery that's both lively and full of ideas - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead [my review]
An Anthology of Basque Short Stories - Strange Language [my review]
"The bookstore in the fire-ravaged village of Cobargo, New South Wales, has a new sign outside: 'Post-Apocalyptic Fiction has been moved to Current Affairs.'" - NYT
the ten inalienable rights of the reader - Poynton
Latin is neither useless nor useful - LitHub
David Graeber "Against Economics" - NYROB
short stories celebrating the lives of Indian women - A Kitchen in the Corner of the House [my review]
British children's books: food banks are now a part of everyday life - Guardian
ten cities and five millennia - Mesopotamia: The Invention of the City [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