December 30, 2012
Reading books, watching television
Mad Men, season 5. The Hour, season 2. Homeland, season 2. Girls. Campbell Live. Coronation Street.
Sherman Alexie, Blasphemy. Simon Armitage, Walking Home. Laurent Binet, HHhH. Steve Braunias, Civilisation: Twenty Places on the Edge of the World. Don DeLillo, The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories. Junot Diaz, This is How You Lose Her. Janet Frame, Gorse is Not People. Alan Greenberg, Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of Heart of Glass. Charlotte Grimshaw, Soon. J Hoberman, Film After Film: Or, What Became of 21st-Century Cinema? Denis Johnson, Train Dreams. Hari Kunzru, Gods Without Men. DT Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace. Salman Rushdie, Joseph Anton. Bruce Russell (ed.), Erewhon Calling: Experimental Sound in New Zealand. Simon Sellars and Dan O’Hara (eds.), Extreme Metaphors: Selected Interviews with JG Ballard. Dana Spiotta, Stone Arabia. Jane Stafford and Mark Williams (eds.), The Auckland University Press Anthology of New Zealand Literature. Brad Tolinski, Light and Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page. Bianca Zander, The Girl Below.
Paul Auster, Invisible. Paul Auster, Oracle Night. David Ballantyne, Sydney Bridge Upside Down. John Banville, The Book of Evidence. John Banville, The Infinities. Andy Beckett, When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies. Teju Cole, Open City. Don DeLillo, Point Omega. Robert Forster, The Ten Rules of Rock and Roll. Kate Grenville, The Secret River. Michel Houellebecq, HP Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life. Derek Jarman, Dancing Ledge. Colin MacCabe, Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at 70. Tom McCarthy, Tintin and the Secret of Literature. Greil Marcus, The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years. Emily Perkins, Novel About My Wife. Ron Rash, The Cove. Will Self, Walking to Hollywood. Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell. Dana Spiotta, Eat the Document.