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Writing Worth Reading

* [2]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"
 * [3]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"
 * [4]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
 * [5]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. [6]Continue reading...

[7]Today on FiveBooks: Daily life in China.

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