Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Little Book of Sustainable Living

Produced by the Recycling Forum in the Lancaster area. Lots of interesting tips in this booklet.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

David Lodge: Deaf sentence

Deaf Sentence: A NovelAnd the other book I read on the beach (two books in a week!) was David Lodge's Deaf Sentence. Although the UK cover quotes the Guardian "Very funny" and the New Statesman "Seriously funny", I'd probably pick out the following key words: death, suicide and obviously deafness. Okay, so corpus linguistics gets a mention (page 32 in my edition).

Iain M Banks: Feersum Endjinn

Feersum EndjinnWhile sitting on the beach recently, I read Feersum Endjinn by Iain M. Banks, recommended by Stuart. Okay, it did have something to do with work: one of the main character's thoughts are written in SMS-style shortenings and abbreviations.

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