The Worthwhile

From time to time I find myself with nothing to read, or in need of an app with no idea what’s good and what’s not. This blog is partially about presenting (eventually) a resource for people in a similar position. It’s also partially to allow me to prostlytise on any subject I can somehow contort into a critique. Of course it’s going to take me a while to write enough proper reviews to serve this purpose with style, so I present here a collection of worthwhile reads, etc. in case you’re in need of a quick recommendation. For the sake of brevity, I’ll include 5 choices per category here, and a larger selection in the nested pages. (These are not necessarily top-5s.)

Books

Neal Stephenson – Diamond Age

Don Dellilo – Cosmopolis

Hunter S Thompson – Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas

Richard Morgan – Altered Carbon

William Gibson – Neuromancer

Movies

Dark City (Alex Proyas, New Line Cinema)

The Castle of Cagliostro (Hayao Miyazaki, Tokyo Movie Shinsha)

Hana-bi (Takeshi KItano)

Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, Warner Bros.)

Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow, Lightstorm Entertainment)

Comics

Neil Gaiman, Mike Dringenberg, Sam Kieth – Sandman

Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson – Transmetropolitan

Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima – Lone Wolf & Cub

Sam Kieth – The Maxx

Brian Azzarello, Eduardo Risso – 100 Bullets

Albums

Tex, Don, and Charlie – All is Forgiven

Radiohead – OK Computer

Bonobo – Black Sands

Paul Simon – Graceland

Youth Group – Casion Twilight Dogs

Compilations

Good Looking Records – Progression Sessions (3)

MJ Cole – Back to Mine

Good Looking Records – EARTH (1)

Faithless – Back to Mine

Hospital Records – Sick Music

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