Hard Knock Life of Pi

Once upon a time I might have stayed up to watch the Oscars live. Living in the UK as I do, however, my clocks are set to GMT and I'm afraid 1:30AM is way past my bedtime. Still, these gong-shows are always a bit ridiculous, so I'm happy simply to wake up to the news … Continue reading Hard Knock Life of Pi

Holiday highlights

I found lots to enjoy over the holiday season. I hope you did too. Here are four of my highlights. First up is Peter Hamilton's epic science fiction detective novel Great North Road (2012). The story begins with a murder in a futuristic Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the investigation of which Hamilton tracks in exhaustive detail. Meanwhile, on … Continue reading Holiday highlights