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Books

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

This an enjoyable steampunk romp through a 1912 Cairo in which magic and djinns exist in...

Cycling

90s MTB to Singlespeed Conversion

Sometime around 1995 or 1996, I bought a Giant ATX 850 mountain bike. This was a rigid...

Books

The Antisocial Network by Ben Mezrich

This is the new book from Ben Mezrich, author of The Accidental Billionaires, the book...

Books

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman

The key thing to know about this book is that if you liked The Thursday Murder Club, then...

Books

Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Having just read one novel, where there’s a book-within-a-book as a key part of the...

Books, Technology

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Recently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Casey Newton of The Platformer, for both...

Books

Billy Summers by Stephen King

I’m not sure what kind of deal Stephen King has with his publishers (Simon &...

Books

Recently Read Crime Fiction

Note: There has been, and will be, a flurry of book reviews on this blog at the moment....

Sport

Losing 56 kg / 9 stone / 124 lbs Over a Year

At the end of 2020, I wrote a blog post entitled “Making the Most of 2020” in which I...

Books

The Cult of We: WeWork and the Great Start-Up Delusion

I’m not 100% sure when I became fascinated with the office sub-leasing business...

Media

Finding a New Movie Studio

This morning came news that the UK, and London in particular is going to be home of a new...

Media, Sport, TV

The Olympics on TV in the UK

The 2012 London Olympics were perhaps the high point for UK viewers who wanted to watch...

TV

CNN+

It’s interesting to see that CNN is launching a new subscription streaming service...

Books

An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang

For a long time now, Facebook has had a serious problem with some of its users –...

Photography, Sport

Wimbledon 2021

It’s been an awfully long time since I last attended an actual in-person sporting...

Podcasts

Top 10 Podcast Trends in 10 Minutes

I spoke today at Podcast Day 24, a big online podcast event that spread across...

Books

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe

If there is one non-fiction title I’ve been looking forward to reading for a while,...

Books

The Premonition by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’ books are always very readable as he has a knack of navigating you...

Books

Nightshade by Annalena McAfee

Eve Laing is an artist who works in her London studio on works based around very accurate...

Books

The Chateau by Catherine Cooper

The Chateau is the new thriller from Catherine Cooper, who previously wrote the very...

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