Book reviews for May 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Quarry by Iain Banks

The Quarry by Iain Banks

4/5

This was a hard book to start because it's so sad to know that there will never be another Iain [M] Banks novel. I fell in love with his work after picking up The Wasp Factory with some birthday money in Guildford. I had (and loaned and lost) one signed book, Feersum Endjinn, which was the only really awful one. The Quarry was short, better than I thought it would be, not as good as his best. He'll be missed.

 

A Short Gentleman by Jon Canter

A Short Gentleman by Jon Canter

4/5

Unbearably British. Very funny.

 

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From Alta Plaza Park

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Coyote

Updated on Monday, December 28, 2020

Coyote

Coyote on Lovers' Lane in The Presidio.

Updated 2014-10-21 22:53:

Presidio Coyote San Francisco

Another Presidio Coyote, this time on the main post.

Updated 2020-01-01 18:19:

Coyote

Two pups playing in Glen Canyon Park.

Updated 2020-10-10 10:28:

Coyote

In the Marin Headlands.

Updated 2020-12-28 09:26:

Coyote

In Glen Canyon Park again.

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Sun

Updated on Sunday, May 3, 2020

Book reviews for April 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

5/5

Took a while to start because The Secret History is one of my favorite books and I was pretty disappointed by The Little Friend - I can't really even remember it. The Goldfinch on the other hand will stick with me for a long time. It's a book where you inhabit someone else's life so deeply that it's disorienting to finish. Outstanding.

 

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Elsie Street, west slope of Bernal Heights

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elsie Street, west slope of Bernal Heights

If you only buy one house in Bernal Heights this month it should be 94 Elsie Street on the west slope of the hill (I'm not biased, just happened to have lived there for nearly ten years!)

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Boris: Make London a National Park!

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Book reviews for March 2014

Updated on Friday, February 24, 2017
Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday

2/5

Very short. Not as grubby as I was expecting. You'd be better off just reading The Lean Startup.

 

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

5/5

Outstanding WW1 spy/psychological literary thriller.

 

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson

3/5

Engaging romp of an alien first contact mission to Earth as experienced by a video game developer.

 

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Vernal Equinox 2014

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vernal Equinox 2014

It's spring time in the northern hemisphere, autumn if your water flows the wrong way down the plughole. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

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Commute failing to suck this morning...

Updated on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Commute failing to suck this morning...

Walking to work next to Andy Goldsworthy's wood line in the Presidio of San Francisco.

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