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

a surreal, Escher-like bookshop in Chengdu - Architectural Digest
"Who among us can be totally sure they have not had sex with an octopus?" - n+1
two exceptional medieval manuscripts were found by chance in 1934 - Medieval Manuscripts
two books on viruses and viral diseases - Viruses, Plagues and History + A Very Short Introduction [my review]
Understanding the Origin of the Vertebrates - Across the Bridge [my review]
Inga Moore talks about illustrating The Wind in the Willows - Guardian
Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity - Turning Points [my review]
Josep Pla's stories of the north Catalan coast - Salt Water [my review]
20min silent black and white film of Oxford (Uni) in 1928 - BFI
Daily Mail owner buys New Scientist - Guardian
they promise editorial independence and no sharing of content...
A Contextual History - Mathematics in Ancient Egypt [my review]
reading at age eight - Oxford Blog

(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