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Writing Worth Reading
* Strange Book, By Gifted Man
Simon Heffer | Telegraph | 2 September 2010
On Tony Blair's memoirs. "There have never been prime ministerial
memoirs like this. It appears to be a book written in tune with all the
most unpleasant and cynical marketing techniques of modern publishing"
* Eyes On The Prize
Hilary Mantel | Intelligent Life | 1 September 2010
Man Booker winner's view of literary prizes. They're stressful,
distorting, demeaning, and wonderful to win. "It has made my sales soar
and hugely boosted my royalties. It has cut me free"
* Tabloid Hack Attack On Royals
Don Van Natta et al | NYT | 1 September 2010
Painstaking investigation into alleged illegal telephone tapping by
Rupert Murdoch's News of the World, with British police turning a blind
eye. Ex-editor at centre of storm now adviser to British PM
* Oliver Sacks's Vision, And Cancer
Steve Silberman | NeuroTribes | 1 September 2010
Psychologist, writer, talks about recovery from eye cancer. "I still
have hallucinations of a low order. They tend to be in black and
white—but when I smoke a little pot, they’re in colour"
* Topic: Google
Six outstanding essays on how Google works, and how it is changing the
world. Continue reading...
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