My Own Top 100

My Own Top 100

In the wake of this week’s contentious BBC poll, here’s my own list of the 100 greatest films of the 21st century.   The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick, 2011) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry, 2004) Best in Show (Christopher Guest,...
Book List 2015

Book List 2015

Here’s a list of all the books I read in 2015. (r) indicates a repeat reading. (*) indicates a book that had an especial impact on me. A lot of my reading last year was prompted by my trip through Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Truyen Kieu, Vietnam’s national...
Book List 2014

Book List 2014

Here’s a list of all the books I read in 2014. (r) indicates a repeat reading. (*) indicates a book that had an especial impact on me. The highlights (appropriately enough in a year when I spent so much time reading the Bible) were two novels that use the first...