Angus Jenkinson

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Location: Cambridgeshire, England
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My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff
My Salinger Year by Joanna Smith Rakoff
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Does a reviewer become sexist in suggesting that a book will work better for female than male readers, or vice versa? After all, as a boy I enjoyed Heidi and Ann of Green Gables alongside William and David Balfour's kidnapping. And as a later reader, I enjoyed Austen and the Brontes as much as say Cormac McCarthy. Great writing transcends gender and age. But there are works we enjoy in lighter moods that do seem to appeal more to one gender, male thrillers and war books (perhaps), female romances (perhaps). As a guy I might give this only 3* apart from one feature, and that is that it is set in the real magical world of great literature and in a modest way like the author we get to rub up… Read more
Mental Hospital by Alfred H. Stanton
Mental Hospital by Alfred H. Stanton
That this book is out of print, overlooked and forgotten is testament not to its outdatedness but our forgetfulness. Drunk on cheap wine, civilization forgets itself and calls out to the landlord for another glass, and he, no fool, chooses ever rougher goods to satisfy the craving as the power to discriminate is battered from our brains by the nasty drug. If this makes no sense, then read the book to understand and ask the publisher to republish.
Visualising Transformation by Dave Gaster
Dave Gaster is a consultant and practitioner with a long background in the Deming methodology. He has a strong background in local government and many of the examples of this book come from his work in that sector. But the ideas are relevant everywhere. Deming was one of the soundest guides to how to manage organisations: reduce costs, improve quality of work and quality of output. A big part of that is about making sense of the actual situation what's actually going on in a way that is robust and deals with noise and points you are at what needs to be done. That's also an inspiration for this well-written, very visual and illuminating book. It focuses around all the different ways in… Read more