Three word reviews: latest books

Not a year-end list, but here’s what I read since the last time:

The Areas of my Expertise by John Hodgman Worthy toilet fodder.

Space: Japanese Design Solutions by Michael Freeman Many empty rooms.

Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 by Phil Baines Many design classics.

So Many Ways to Begin by Jon McGregor Quiet, beautifully observed.

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons This was great.

Ways of Seeing by John Berger A worthy re-read.

How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers Current favourite writer.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami I was disappointed.

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain Tasty morsel (groan).

On Photography by Susan Sontag Aged but insightful.

Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski. Hard, relentlessly hard.

Tips welcome.

— 04 Jan 2007