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Forum: General Chat 3rd Jul 2015, 12:48
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Posted By wshaw
Re: South London, anyone?

It was pretty full considering the temperature was fairly tropical in the bookshop. Better than a lot of the ones I've done recently. A couple of weeks ago I rolled up to Crawley Waterstones with...
Forum: General Chat 2nd Jul 2015, 16:06
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By wshaw
South London, anyone?

I'm doing an event in South London tonight if any Palimpers still exist. Or live around there.

I know Palimp isn't really here for blowing our own trumpets, but it's sometimes it's nice just to...
Forum: Other Reviews 2nd Feb 2015, 13:52
Replies: 1,675
Views: 152,459
Posted By wshaw
Re: Decent Telly

... Rylance is bloody amazing. As was Jonathan Pryce.

I'm not particularly surprised they dropped 1m viewers between episodes 1 & 2. Just like the books, really. A lot of people admit to not...
Forum: Film Reviews 17th Jan 2015, 11:43
Replies: 0
Views: 1,260
Posted By wshaw
Birdman

[EDIT. Dang... posted this in the wrong thread. Can some kind person move it to reviews?]

On the one hand, it's conventional stage play format: a play about putting on a play. Riggan, the one-time...
Forum: General Chat 4th Jan 2015, 0:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By wshaw
Re: Merry Christmas

I once went to a play where you had to first put on pyjamas and then step through a wardrobe. Once you've gone through a wardrobe you're already in a magic place.
Forum: General Chat 3rd Jan 2015, 1:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,202
Posted By wshaw
Re: Highlights of 2014

Bloody hell, Nou. Creep.

Seriously. Thank you so much. That's possibly the nicest thing I expect to read all year.
Forum: Book Reviews 8th Nov 2014, 12:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By wshaw
Re: Rubbernecker: Belinda Bauer

I'm just starting on Blacklands and that's fairly strangely dark too. In the first few pages a serial child sex offender and killer is arrested; she's written it as a comic scene. That takes a lot of...
Forum: All About Palimpsest 5th Nov 2014, 10:30
Replies: 447
Views: 50,119
Posted By wshaw
Re: Issues and Problems

I was incredibly sceptical about book bloggers when the phenomenon started. I believed that by reviewing for free, they would naively end up becoming a wing of the publishing publicity arm. Actually...
Forum: All About Palimpsest 28th Oct 2014, 15:10
Replies: 447
Views: 50,119
Posted By wshaw
Re: Issues and Problems

Very minimal moderation needs, by the look of it. Good plan, Nou, though. Sounds good, the full-time writing.
Forum: Book Reviews 23rd Oct 2014, 11:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,360
Posted By wshaw
Rubbernecker: Belinda Bauer

I haven't got a great record for posting reviews here. I don't much like writing them however I thought this deserves a mention as I think Bauer's the best new crime writer the UK's produced in a...
Forum: All About Palimpsest 22nd Oct 2014, 11:22
Replies: 447
Views: 50,119
Posted By wshaw
Forum: General Chat 4th Sep 2014, 9:38
Replies: 40
Views: 6,049
Posted By wshaw
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

He always does a good Biblical-sounding name, doesn't he, John Brenendt? Any good?
Forum: Book Reviews 4th Jun 2014, 17:04
Replies: 18
Views: 3,849
Posted By wshaw
Re: Bookaday - June 2014

They saved my sanity when I was going to a small and disreputable boarding school a little like the ones in the books.

Not gerunds. Molesworth books.
Forum: General Chat 14th May 2014, 13:35
Replies: 291
Views: 51,040
Posted By wshaw
Re: Bookalikes

This is good.
(http://scroll.in/article/664347/How-to-design-the-cover-of-a-South-Asian-novel:-include-a-shy-woman-in-dupatta,-the-Taj,-mangoes)

"How to design the cover of a South Asian novel:...
Forum: General Chat 13th May 2014, 12:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,702
Posted By wshaw
Re: www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk

The fun bit is browsing other people's bookshops. But whether that converts directly into sales ever I don't know. I haven't found anything I feel compelled to buy on it yet but maybe that's because,...
Forum: General Chat 8th May 2014, 23:38
Replies: 40
Views: 6,049
Posted By wshaw
Re: Recent Purchases 2014

I loved Ordinary Families. A strange, patchy but kind of genius book. Does it still have an intro with context? She was one of the reporters at the Nuremberg Trials, I seem to remember. If I also...
Forum: General Chat 8th May 2014, 22:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,702
Posted By wshaw
www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk

Has anybody had a look at this? It went live today.

http://www.myindependentbookshop.co.uk

I really like they way it's put together. It goes through Hive...
Forum: Book Reviews 29th Apr 2014, 9:36
Replies: 331
Views: 39,394
Posted By wshaw
Re: Recently Abandoned

Carpenter's Gothic was good, though, no? I remember reading it when it first came out in paperback and thinking it was brilliant. But when I scour my memory I can remember absolutely nothing about it...
Forum: General Chat 1st Apr 2014, 12:19
Replies: 2,160
Views: 213,299
Posted By wshaw
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

I spent some time looking at this one:
http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2014/04/01/chance-to-see-inside-the-lost-church-under-charing-cross-station/



Before...
Forum: All About Palimpsest 28th Mar 2014, 18:45
Replies: 447
Views: 50,119
Posted By wshaw
Re: Issues and Problems

So we are. Now what do we do?
Forum: Book Reviews 31st Jan 2014, 12:15
Replies: 22
Views: 13,037
Posted By wshaw
Re: Palimplists 2014

Hello WCarp
What a great list.
Forum: Film Reviews 20th Jan 2014, 12:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,984
Posted By wshaw
12 Years A Slave

EDIT> Bugger: there;s already a thread for this. Nou beat me to it by a month. Sorry. Can somebody shift it?

Not so much a review as half-formed thoughts.

The great thing about this film is...
Forum: Other Reviews 18th Jan 2014, 12:31
Replies: 39
Views: 8,660
Posted By wshaw
Re: Sherlock

... At first, when you saw Magnussen, apparently wearing his Google glasses, I thought this was very clever. 19th Century Sherlock is about to be outpaced by the computing age, so I was disappointed...
Forum: Book Reviews 17th Jan 2014, 19:13
Replies: 1
Views: 1,914
Posted By wshaw
Re: William Shaw

Thanks Gil. That's very generous. Now you need to publish a novel for me to review.
Forum: Other Reviews 8th Jan 2014, 13:20
Replies: 39
Views: 8,660
Posted By wshaw
Re: Sherlock

Um. I liked them both.

I know the clever-clogs detection has been shoehorned into quick flashcard segments. And I know that the programme has turned into a comedy about Sherlock's un-21st century...
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