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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog

It's a blog! Mainly of book reviews.

Currently reading

V for Vendetta
David Lloyd, Alan Moore
Progress: 28/296 pages
Broken Angels
Richard K. Morgan
Progress: 266/468 pages
Introduction to Topology
Bert Mendelson
Progress: 10/224 pages
Basics of Plasma Astrophysics
Claudio Chiuderi, Marco Velli
Progress: 58/250 pages
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena / Stories and Songs (The Library of America)
Brian Attebery, Ursula K. Le Guin
Progress: 454/700 pages
A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians
Patrick Hamill
Progress: 7/180 pages
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
E.E. Cummings
Progress: 166/1102 pages
The Complete Plays and Poems
E.D. Pendry, J.C. Maxwell, Christopher Marlowe
She Stoops to Conquer and Other Comedies (Oxford World's Classics)
Henry Fielding, David Garrick, Oliver Goldsmith
Progress: 164/448 pages
Gravitation (Physics Series)
Kip Thorne;Kip S. Thorne;Charles W. Misner;John Archibald Wheeler;John Wheeler
Progress: 48/1215 pages
A Sleepwalk On The Severn - Alice Oswald I should have paid more attention to the blurb on the back of this book...I took note of the fact that it was about the Severn but filtered out the part about it being about the moon...this was a mistake on the part of my subconscious, 'cos really, the moon is a done subject for poetry in the same way that spindly Elves and stocky Dwarfs that don't get on well together are a done subject for fantasy fiction...it would take a stupendous act of imagination to find a worthwhile new approach and Oswald does not succeed here.

This poetry is dull and not very poetic and fails to inspire anything in me except an urge to be more diligent about avoiding contemporary poets tackling themes as if the Romantic movement had never happened.