Links I Like

The difference between Murakami in Japan and the rest of the world.

Booker drop their sponsorship of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

David Mitchell talks about seeing Cloud Atlas on screen and about books/reading.

Lab Lit: Fantastic website dedicated to accurate portrayal of laboratory culture/science in literature, media.

Book published in 1899 tries to predict what the world will be like in 1999.

Infographic showing how to win the Booker prize

The world’s smallest book, “Teeny Ted from Tunip Town,” is thirty pages long and as wide as a strand of human hair.

Rovio, the producers of Angry Birds, announce their first book app.

The longlist for the 2013 DSC South Asian Literary Prize has been announced.

Felix Baumgartner’s Jump Re-enacted in Lego:

I hope you enjoy browsing these links.
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  1. Sandy says:

    What a fun bunch of links! My son and I just saw Argo yesterday, and saw the full trailer of Cloud Atlas. It looks intriguing…makes me wish I’d read it. :(

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandy, There’s still time to read Cloud Atlas :-)
      I can’t see how the brilliance of the book will translate to the big screen, but I’m looking forward to watching it.

  2. cbjames says:

    These were terrific fun. I’m impressed by how well-read Mr. Mitchell is and I enjoyed the Lego video. I’m going to re-post some of these links myself next Friday.

    1. Jackie says:

      cbjames, Glad you liked the links! Mitchell is very well read and is one of the few authors I trust to give a good book recommendation – he and I seem to have very similar taste in books.

  3. David says:

    The DSC South Asian longlist looks interesting – I’m very much intrigued by ‘Em and the Big Hoom’ which, aside from having a barmy title, sounds great. And it has prompted me into finally ordering a copy of Sunetra Gupta’s ‘So Good in Black’ – I thought her last novel ‘A Sin of Colour’ was wonderful, so am very much looking forward to the new one.

    1. Jackie says:

      David, I was surprised to see that I’ve read/tried half the longlist already. From what I’ve read I’m rooting for The Wandering Falcon. The two you mention are two I haven’t come across yet – let me know if they are any good and I’ll give them a try. I’m planning to start with Leela’s Book.

  4. claire says:

    Thanks, Jackie! The Booker infographic is hilarious!

    1. Jackie says:

      Glad you liked it!

  5. Jenners says:

    Such great stuff! My son saw the Lego movie in his talented and gifted class (also the real one) and told me all about it.

    1. Jackie says:

      Jenners, What a great class! My boys wouldn’t get shown something like this in school. Luckily their mum is good at finding all the best clip on youtube (read wastes too much time on youtube!)

  6. Chinoiseries says:

    Pity that Man Booker is withdrawing its sponsorship from the Man Asian prize. I wonder why.

    1. Jackie says:

      Chinoiseries, I imagine it is because they dont get much publicity from doing it. Most people ignore the Man Asian prize :-(

  7. Bellezza says:

    I loved your very first link on Murakami. You’ve been the one to steer me toward the most interesting articles about him. I remember when you linked to one which told us that Murakami’s favorite American authors were John Irving and Raymond Carver. Of course, the only thing I could do on receiving that information was to go buy novels by those two.

    1. Jackie says:

      Bellezza, I find that most articles about Murakami (and David Mitchell) are really interesting. They always suggest fantastic books and have a special way of looking at the world. I’ll try to highlight some more in the future.

  8. So much great content to read through…thanks Jackie. Thoroughly enjoyed reading through the DSC longlist; mental note of at least 4 books for the wishlist!

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