Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

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December 07, 2006



Oooh, new look.

I love your book reviews. They always make me want to go out straight away and buy the book. This of course suggests that either you only review good books, or that your reviews are useless because they make every book seem good. So far experience suggests the former is true.

I suppose I should say something appropriate like, nice one wor Jonathan...


I agree, they're excellent. They're patient, detailed and draw you into the work. A weaker critic would use a book just to talk about himself but you don't do that.

Definitely something to pursue if the bottom falls out of the reverse flange sprocket valve industry!


Ooooh, I'd like it for Christmas please! I like to think that I couldn't possibly get hold of it in North America and that I am one of hundreds of expatriates demanding copies to be shipped to them by relatives, along with their Marmite and Lemsips. Nice book review, wor Jonathan!


Well I wouldn't want to be revealing the contents of the New York Christmas package Abby, but suffice to say that the bit in the review about 'misfit lowly clerks struggling with contemporary urban existence' was very much written with your literary tastes in mind. Don't be expecting an actual package before Christmas, though, the mailroom here at Crinklybee Towers is not exactly renowned for its efficiency (I don't believe the lowly clerks who work in there ever really got over the Parka Coat incident, you know...)

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