I remember on this Memorial Day 2010, books I read in 2008/2009. Not pleasant reading to say the least but well worth the effort. Out of Gas: The End of the Age of Oil was an excellent fast read which gives the scientifically challenged an idea of what energy is and how it applies to us. It is written by David Goodstein, a Cal Tech Physics Professor. The Long Emergency by James Howard Kunstlerasks the reader to consider what the world will be like in the aftermath of peak oil. It is fascinating in its hypothesis, and if even a small portion of what the author predicts comes to pass, we are all in for a big uncomfortable change. Happy Memorial Day.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
JG Ballard's Millennium People took place in the Chelsea Harbor area of London. I found the book in a charity shop in Peckham for a quid fifty, but left it behind for somebody else. I'll look for it in NYC. I ended up getting a tiny Penguin edition of A Season in Hell instead for twenty p.
Alex Robbins was born in Northern California in 1978 - he now lives and works in London. In 2006 he received an MFA from Goldsmiths College. Since graduating he has participated in shows in the UK and abroad. Book Friendzy! visits with the artist in his East London studio. Enjoy.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Yesterday Book Friendzy! was in The National Gallery drinking tea after a slow walk through the Charing Cross book shops. This chap looked a bit relaxed but had a book, so we decided to take a closer look.