Friday, January 11, 2013

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.

Walking home from cricket training. Nelumi Road, Lindisfarne. December 2012.

Red Harvest, Dashiell Hammett: as hard boiled as a diamond. As strong evocation of nastiness, cynicism, greed and the day to day horrors of human interactions as you'd like to see. All the more startling for being a great success in 1929. A.

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Truman Capote: The famous film rather missed the point of this book, didn't it? I liked it a lot. A-.

The Wonderbox: Curious histories of how to live, Roman Krznaric: An interesting mix of stories and ideas envisaged as ‘practical history’, that is, the art of gaining insights from our predecessors on how to live better lives today. A lot of this stuff I already do, but thought provoking nonetheless. B+.

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