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Omnivore: Books.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I actually missed this last week. Meanwhile, I’ve finished The Universal Home Doctor (Simon Armitage), Distant Lands (Agnieszka Kuciak), The Secret Agent (Conrad), and A Short Tale of Shame (Angel Igov).

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Omnivore: Slow reader.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I’ve been reading really slowly lately because of certain personal matters I’ve had to take care of, some writing work, and also the fact that I’ve started a new job. Nevertheless, I’ve tried to stay diligent. I read some Chinese poetry by Ming Di and have also started on a re-read of Calvino’s If on a winter’s night a traveller.

I think I’ll have to figure out how best to read given my new schedule and sleep cycle.

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P.S. Jon Hopkins’s Immunity remains fantastic.

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Omnivore: Face off.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

The best thing I did this week was probably to read Kōbō Abe’s The Face of Another. Read it.

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Omnivore: Old and new.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I’ve fired up some records from my really tiny vault: Fela Kuti, Chick Corea, Blind Faith, and Talk Talk. Baths, EMA, Mikal Cronin and Bassekou Kouyate have also been on my playlist.

Otherwise, it’s been a surprisingly busy week!

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Omnivore: No no no no.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

A good reading week sees me complete John Campbell’s pictures for sad children (the first book), Yukio Mishima’s Patriotism, and André Gorz’s Letter to D: A Love Story. I also started on Luis Chitarroni’s The No Variations: Diary of an Unfinished Novel and Dark Times Filled With Light, the collection of work by Juan Gelman from Open Letter.

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Omnivore: Actually eating.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I watched Alfian Sa’at and Glen Goei’s Cook a Pot of Curry last night. It was quite entertaining and for me asked a couple of interesting questions about documentary and performance. I believe it’ll still be running for a week and you can consider catching it.

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Omnivore: Ghost(s)?

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I started on a Roberto Bolaño book (The Return), but I also managed to complete Edouard Levé’s Suicide.

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Omnivore: Something’s fishy.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

Finished up with David Bellos’s Is That a Fish in Your Ear?, and will move on to something new today!

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Omnivore: Translation.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I’ve started on Is That A Fish In Your Ear? by David Bellos. This is one of those weeks when I become concerned about the number of books that I have simply because I’m not reading as quickly as I usually would be (which isn’t very quick at all) and sales season means that I’ve got another batch incoming.

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Omnivore: Espriu.

Omnivore is a regular report on some of the things that I’ve been enjoying during the week (or thereabouts).

I’ve been reading some Salvador Espriu this week. Also have been in search of new music.

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