Books

My year-end top ten book lists, the occasional book review, and more rarely an ode to an author.

Here's the best of what I read in 2022. New feature klaxon: I’m picking a Book of the Year! It is Mazower’s Dark Continent. Mazower’s devastating review…
I’ve always embraced the fact that I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. Indeed I believe that some of the best writing of the last three decades…
Here's the best of what I read in 2021. And here are links to prior lists: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016. This year’s list has a number of books from…
Here's the best of what I read in 2020. This comes after an aborted mid-year decision to do a book of the month — what was I thinking?! Back to the…
In my Twitter header is a quote by Michel Foucault, whose influence on me has been substantial. Foucault’s work is so embedded in modern work in the…
Here's the best of what I read in 2019. A large proportion of my reading this year consisted of books on climate. These were excluded here for I have…
Iain M. Banks died in 2013 and with that came an end to his series of Culture novels. Every few years, I destroy many days and weeks of sleep by…
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