Posts tagged books
Posts tagged books
"Twelve Literary Insults To Make You Weep"
1) Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
2) The Lion and the Unicorn by George Orwell
via the Guardian
Hey, want to read about my brother-in-law getting punched in the face? I know you do!!
His book, Tapped Out is being released in paperback today. The book chronicles his real-life experiences as an amateur MMA fighter. It’s fun, it’s funny and it gives a comprehensive and user-friendly history of MMA (mixed martial arts - think Ultimate Fighter). It has a pretty neat supporting cast too, including Randy Couture and… some people I may or may not be related to.
And while I might have plugged it anyway just to get on his good side, I really did enjoyed reading it, and can recommend it without hesitation.
Wool by Hugh Howey
I just finished reading the Wool Omnibus. Fantastic science fiction that takes place long after the end of the world. Highly recommended.
The first plan was to use Atlas Shrugged. But…
[Hotel owner Jonathan Denby] added: “The Gideon Bible is full of references to sex and violence, although it’s written using more formal language, so James’s book is easier to read.
Of course, this is in the UK.
"Great Wave" by Guy Laramee
More at his website.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities
I came very very close to understanding the math on this. Mostly posting it because it refers to The Fault in Our Stars, which I read last month and am still thinking about.
Photographer Cara Barer creates these sculptures out of old maps, encyclopedias, phone books, and computer manuals, “attempting to blur the line between objects, sculpture, and photography.”
Book art by Su Blackwell
All My Friends Are Still Dead
By Avery Monsen and Jory John
Got a chance to see the Oscar-nominated animated shorts tonight, and there were some impressive clips nominated, including a cute Pixar short. But all pale in comparison to “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” above, which on a purely animation level is on a whole ‘nother level. But what’s even more fascinating is that the clip is also available as an iPad app in interactive story form, which is pretty frickin’ fascinating and a great publishing model for short films. (Ironically, the film is about how great the printed book is.) Is MoonBot Studios the next Pixar? Maybe it’s too soon to ask that (though it has a former Pixar staffer at the helm), but you certainly feel like they’re onto something.
A fantastic fifteen minutes.