Books

Here is a list of books that I have and love. Please click the links and buy them. I will get something like 0.000001 cent for every book you buy!!!

A Confederacy of Dunces (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Please just go and buy this book, its just brilliant, and the story behind the author and the curse that hangs over all attempts to film this book, just adds to the myth hat is Ignacious J Riley!

The Dice Man
I love this book, its a tad dated in its portrayal of women, very seventies, but funny as fuck. I laught out loud at certain parts. Lest face it, who hasn’t wanted to take the pain out of decision-making?

A History of Experimental Film and Video
Al Rees, the author of this excellent history of weird film… was a lecturer of mine, and his lectures, or rather film-showings were an exiting part of college. His enthusiasm for scratchy, out of focus, badly made, boring, art as film rubbed off, and now I look lovingly at “moth-light” or “Man with a movie Camera” or “Fireworks” or “kiss” and just remember fondly when I struggled to understand… why???? Al made it all become clear… I was trying to read Finnegans Wake once, and I said to Al, “have you read it?” he said, “Oh, many times, I try to read it once a year!”

Expanded Cinema
I have this avant garde cinema classic. I wont say how I have it, but its such a cool book. The optimism with which it is written in a time where the future was just around the corner.

Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set: Contains: Philosopher’s Stone / Chamber of Secrets / Prisoner of Azkaban / Goblet of Fire / Order of the Phoenix / … Hollows (Harry Potter Signature Edition)
God I wish I as 10. This must be the bestest written, most well thought out, entertaining series for kids ever? I lovve them and the way they “ramp” up from being a ten years old book at the the start and an eighteen years olds book at the end… the series that grew as you grew… To have been 10 when the first book came ou, then wait a year for the nest, and the next, as you “grow up with Harry” must have been a lucky generation.

Noise Music: A History
Very good book on Noise, as music… includes a chapter on Yes.. the band.. ina noise book, and yet it works..!

The Lord of the Rings (3 Book Box set)
The big one, took me 3 attempts to read it, but finally made it through. I actually think the films are better, but… you gotta read the book!

A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel
A lovely Art book, what I own a hard-back copy of. I will carry it to my grave.

ANATHEM By Stephenson, Neal (Author) Mass Market Paperbound on 25-Aug-2009
Big fat, weighty Sci Fi for intelligent people, that’s why I like it.

The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail
The book that started it all. I was obsessed by this for many years, buying book after book of nonsensical conspiracies. However there still some good mysteries in this book, and some good research, and some good conjecture about the bible, that I find fascinating still. And Dan Brown made millions from it… by the wonderous methodology, of “dumbing it down!”. Cleverest thing he ever did..