sig-o-matic I read I realized, "this would make a good .sig..."

Why?  |  Constraints (.sig a book yourself!)  |  Fair Use  


Group I: Reflections

Adventures In The Screen Trade by William Goldman | posted 17 Mar 02
"Each moonrise makes me a virgin." - writing, meetings, and confidence.

The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White | posted 17 Mar 02
"These secret meetings--unpredictable, subversive--of reader and writer were all I lived for."

Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian | posted 17 Mar 02
Was I in a gloomy and pessimistic mood when I .sig'd this, or is gloom the true undertone of the first volume of the "Jack & Steve" series?

Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian | posted 17 Mar 02
Epigrammatically short excerpts from the long second volume of the "Jack and Steve" series.

The Nudist On The Late Shift by Po Bronson | posted 17 Mar 02
A business book that, it turns out, is also about writing...

Group II: Adventures and Arguments

White Queen by Gwyneth Jones | posted 29 Aug 05
"We cannot record detail. There is too much. We must resort to diagram and algorithm."

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood | posted 29 Aug 05
"Language itself had lost its solidity; it had become thin, contingent, slippery, a viscid film on which he was sliding around like an eyeball on a plate. An eyeball that could still see, however. That was the trouble."

Gonzo Marketing by Christopher Locke | posted 29 Aug 05
The man behind RageBoy shares what he's learned about 'voice'. And stories, and....

Small Pieces Loosely Joined by David Weinberger | posted 29 Aug 05
This book about The Web was not like other books about The Web. And it talks about stories, too!

When I post Group III we'll need a search capability, but right now, think of this as an outpost of the Slow Browsing movement...

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