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

white gloves are not necessarily a good idea when handling rare books Unbound
Wendy Doniger's _The Hindus: An Alternative History_ and Fred W. Clothey's _Religion in India: A Historical Introduction_ - a review my review
Going to Church in Medieval England [my review]
"a fairly comprehensive survey — who was involved, what they did and when, and the broader context, social, institutional, architectural and liturgical"
"an accessible overview of one of the most mysterious of ancient urban cultures" Indus [my review]
sisters feuding: Margaret Drabble and A.S. Byatt Slate
metafiction and massacre: scripting the Philippines Insurrecto [Gina Apostol]
from Röntgen to the Large Hadron Collider The Matter of Everything: A History of Discovery [my review]
a nice summary of the debate over Shakespeare's authorship - and portraits Smithsonian Magazine
renewal and compassion after violence When I Sing, Mountains Dance [my review]
"Set in the Catalan Pyrenees, When I Sing, Mountains Dance is intimately tied to its setting, to the mountain slopes and scattered dwellings and local community."
52 Ways to Walk Guardian
remembering Dubravka Ugresic Guardian
"Never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee" Interesting Literature

(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