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The Sellout by Paul Beatty – Book Review

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The Sellout is a deftly woven tale of one man who tries to put his hometown, Dickens (a little-known region of Los Angeles) back on the map after it is removed in a wanton act of gentrification. I’m not sure I’m qualified to write a review of The Sellout. It’s a book that made my head spin; full of eloquently written insanity, contradictions and tangents that lead you through a...

Finish by Jon Acuff – Book Review

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This week I read Jon Acuff’s Finish. Unlike an earlier book of his (titled Start), Finish is aimed at people who have no trouble starting projects, but struggle to reach the end of their goals, for myriad reasons. (Hello!)
It’s a motivational book which has at its heart a simple premise; perfectionism is the enemy.

Newsflash!

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It’s been quite a while since I wrote anything on this blog, especially considering the regularity with which I used to update it. So, here’s a few things that have changed on the blog, apart from the url (which is now blog.grahamo.com)… Friday review is no more No kidding, you say? It’s true, it has been over 7 months since I last posted my ‘weekly’ article. I’ve often considered...

Big tubes, Hamilton, and Email in Real Life

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Welcome to Friday Review no. 15! Well this week has been a scorcher whilst stuck at work – but I’m off to Kent for the weekend and of course it’s going to rain. Such is life! Here’s this week’s Friday Review – a little short as I’ve also just finished my review of Hamilton (theatre), which has just gone live this morning. Interesting stuff If you like big machinery and impressive...

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