Category Archives: Briefly Noted

David Bratman & The Hobbit Trailer

The other week I posted a few impressions on the trailer for The Hobbit. In the course of that post I quoted David Bratman who said, as recorded by the Grey Lady, “I felt as if I were seeing two films … Continue reading

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Nerd Do Well, by Simon Pegg

Nerd Do Well, Simon Pegg. Century, 2010. 368 pages. “It was never my intention to write an autobiography. The very notion made me uneasy. You see them congesting the bookshop shelves at Christmas. Rows of needy smiles, sad clowns and … Continue reading

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Briefly Noted: Hemingway & Greene

The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway Scribner, 2003 (/1926). 251 pages. I have a thing for long sentences (e.g.). That’s one reason I love authors like Dickens who without hesitation throw around sentences like, “As to Merrylegs, that respectable … Continue reading

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