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April 05, 2006

Life, don't talk to me about life: Approximation of a playlist #12


A design for life – Manic Street Preachers
Charmed life – The Divine Comedy
Dog is life/Jerusalem- The Fall
God Gave Us Life – Half Man Half Biscuit
He Lives My Life – The Go-Betweens
I love life- Pulp
Imitation of life – REM
In the next life (a requiem) – Mull Historical Society
It's a wonderful life – The Higsons
Jig of Life – Kate Bush
Life begins at the hop – XTC
Life during wartime – Talking Heads
Life goes on – Echo and the Bunnymen
Life in a northern town – Dream Academy
Life on Earth – The Divine Comedy
Life on Mars? – David Bowie
Life on your own – The Human League
Life thru a lens – Robbie Williams
Life's an ocean – The Verve
Life's what you make it – Talk Talk
Lust for life – Iggy Pop
My uptight life- Teenage Fanclub
Once in a lifetime – Talking Heads
Parklife – Blur
Quiet Life – Japan
Street life- Roxy Music
This little life of mine – Spiritualized

Long night's journey into…

4 out of 5 stars

The light of day - Graham Swift:

Brilliantly written, Swift has a wonderfully sparse but loaded style. Disgraced ex-copper turned PI falls for a client who ends up behind bars and spends some quality time reflecting on how things all went pear-shaped.

There's not a lot actually happens in here (apart from reminiscence about love, death and longing) but it is extremely engaging throughout. It's a bit of time since I read any Swift (Waterland remains top 20) and I did really enjoy it, by and large, despite feeling it was all a little bit empty at the end.

Q: one of the best novels of recent years

5 out of 5 stars
Q - Luther Blissett.
Obviously it's not that Luther Blissett (it is, I think, a quartet of anonymous Italians). But this really is one of the most entertaining and stimulating books I've picked up in the past couple of years. 16th C Europe in all its religious craziness is the setting. A fantastic and yet horribly realistic canvas, enormously rich in compelling detail, somewhat reminiscent of Name of the Rose and also Baudolino (echoes of Eco) but with a tremendous narrative and gripping climax. The scale of it is huge and it is fantastically ambitious. All in all absolutely terrific and strongly recommended.

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