Mind control

I was doing my usual browsing of the interwebs a couple of days ago and came across this Tim Ferriss article about controlling your thoughts, especially negative ones, that made me stop and think. “Real Mind Control”.   What a great idea.  What an impossible dream.  What the hell, I’ll give it a try. So today…

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RRS: Monkey: A Journey to the West – Wu Cheng’en

Monkey: A Journey to the West is Book #989a on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in October 2012. I think I need a short disclaimer before I start this review.  When I was a child we were lucky enough to have the Japanese television show Monkey shown here.  And as an adult I…

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RRS: Aesop’s Fables – Aesop

Aesop’s Fables is Book #1001 on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in September 2012. Well, here is a milestone of sorts.  The eponymous Book 1001 is finally, after nearly 90 books, being reviewed. I come to be reviewing this particular book because I have been reading it to my children for…

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RRS: The Driver’s Seat – Muriel Spark

The Driver’s Seat is Book #363 on the 1001 Book List and this review was first published in September 2012. This novella by Muriel Spark was published first in 1970 and is a smidgen over 100 pages long, and disturbing all the way through.  As John Lanchester says in his introduction to this work, “It isn’t…

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