I am Dan, I am from Northampton, UK and have moved to Victoria, BC via Miyazaki and Tokyo in Japan. I am currently studying for my MA in Sociology and intend to continue to PhD at some point. I used to write reviews for pitchfork, which some people had heard of.
I find it difficult to read as much as I would like to due to my course. It demands that social theory floods my mind, where I would rather let some more literary vapours seep inside. Nonetheless, I do my best. I have recently read:
1 The Roominghouse Madrigals - Charles Bukowski
2 Old Man and the Sea - Earnest Hemmingway
3 The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosinski
4 Hocus Pocus - Kurt Vonnegut
5 The Silent Cry - Kenzaburo Oe
6 A Personal Matter - Kenzaburo Oe
7 High Rise - JG Ballard
8 Women (for the 5th or 6th time) - Charles Bukowski
I am a big fan of Bukowski and Oe in particular, but I am open-minded and always looking for recommendations from similar minded others. It was the Jerzy Kosinski link that attracted me to this site, he is startlingly under-appreciated.
Anyway, visit my journal sometime, it is new and depressingly deserted. It promises half-arsed updates of my life in Victoria and the odd ramble about music, books or sociology...
Best for '06 etc.