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He’ll probably spend it on drink
‘if’. ooh. That’s a nice one.
Oddly, I did just watch an episode of Quantum Leap
At last! My Dylan/Ashbery/Dollar/Human League/Jackson Mash-Up can be finished!
Ah, But What if I tell it from the bum’s perspective?
Baked you a cake, but you were dead, so I ate it
Can we push one of his books into amazon uk’s top 100,000?
The Essential Dignity of Literature
Updated Stories Number One – The Black’n’White Bird Did Well
Much Easier to find copies of The Bounder
Glad you could make it
An Assessment of Every Single Nobel Prize Winner Ever, Excluding Laureates of Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Medicine and Peace — Introduction
So, There’s a Mountain, and it’s Magic… No, Stuck
Also Noted, 5-11-2004
I Could Get On Late Review! Then I’d Show That Paulin!
I’ve Just Joined a Book-Burning Group
Field Report: Famous Seamus, Scarey Carey, and an un-chic Greek
Judging the Booker by its Covers, Part Two
Judging the Booker by its Covers, Part One
J.T. Leroy at Foyles
Hornby, I Promise I’ll Leave You Alone. Soon. Maybe.
The Oxford Literary Festival: Kazuo Ishiguro
Warlock, by Oakley Hall
Saluting Colin Macinnes
Who’d McEwan have to fuck to get those reviews?
Greil Marcus Reads at the Boogaloo
A Literary Fiction How-To
Let’s Take This Upmarket: Mary Jane vs. Jen
Notes on a Big Fan of Lord of the Rings
HOOOOOORNNNNNNBY!!!!! (Stop Lying)
I Said, “STOP LYING HORNBY!”
Stop Lying Hornby
Slightly Dull Things Samuel Johnson Said On This Day In History – 10th November
If Only He’d Lived to See an Aibo
Yuh. Right. Next You’ll Tell Me Duran Duran were Inspired by Burroughs.
Soap, Soap opera…
I Hope The Council haven’t Switched to Care In The Community
Yes, I’m Sure I Would Enjoy Tuesdays With Morrie
I’m Also Preparing a Gopher Version of The Anatomy of Melancholy
Slightly Dull Things Samuel Johnson Said On This Day In History – 21st September
***** A Must For Anyone Who Enjoys Calvino and Borges!
Also Noted, 15-9-2004
More on The Book Babes
Give Me a Zed! From Hazlitt’s ‘Chapter on Editors’
Not That I Read Any of Them
Making The Booker More Fun
Next Year, Booker Longlist to Compete For ‘Pink Slips’
Of the Three, They’re Least Interested in ‘Rum’
Sir Thomas Browne
Now Say “Garden of Three King Paths”
Nicholas Lezard on BS Johnson
Paulin on Milton
I, on the Other Hand, Am Tempted by the Fashionable Quays
Do Not Engage in Hand-to-Hand Combat. He knows Kung Fu
Great Peeping Toms of English Poetry
Ricks is over Dylan: Now Claims ‘Mash Good’
Maybe I Should Have Gone for McGonagall, like Everyone Else
While You’re at Bloomsday, I’ll be seeing your Wife.
Ricks to Lecture: I Pity the Poor Listener
It shouldn’t be allowed
Inaugural Lecture: “Mighty Hunters Before The Lord: Milton’s Nimrod & Quinn the Eskimo”
But I Still Want Keats and Yeats on My Side
Give me an ‘A’! No, Not You, Paulin.
Jim Dodge: Not Fade Away
Luke Sutherland, David Mitchell
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: So You Think You’re Human
Francis Wheen: Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 26 March 2004
The Lit Idol Final: March 15, 2004
Next Week: Bananaman saves Aberfan
Field Report 1: John Gray at Borders
Give me an Aitch!
What Do You Mean ‘Needs More Dogs’?
And another thing, Orwell
I’d Do Madeleine Bassett
Just Ignore The Hitler-Liking Period
He Should Set Up ‘Herzblog’
For Grown-ups? Like Harry/Ron Slashfic?
I Just Prefer ‘Xanthic’ to ‘Yellow’
W.H. Smith’s: Begone Abomination!
So, In Summary, I Should Be in Charge of Everything
Kabalah with Britney and Madonna
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