[BOOKS] ✭ Scribble, Scribble, Scribble By Simon Schama – Rvtrek.info

Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Loved the title and the cover Many very good reviews of interesting books Many articles on subjects that bored the bejesus out of me as I struggled to read my way through..like wading through molasses Very erudite and in spots had me questioning my own intelligence and attention span I have th I have a huge crush on Simon Schama I can t even count the times I ve watched History of Britain As history documentaries go, it s first rate, and, closet Anglophile that I am, it s just my cuppa, but I watch it over and over again because I can t get enough of his voice and his swishy, dishy, smarty pants with his hair down Oxbridge schtick In one episode, he sneeringly describes Thomas Cromwell as a jumped up Putney Clever Dick I m pleased to report, for crushing purposes, that the tone i I have a huge crush on Simon Schama I can t even count the times I ve watched History of Britain As history documentaries go, it s first rate, and, closet Anglophile that I am, it s just my cuppa, but I watch it Wednesday Brought A Pungent Sheepy Smell Emanating From The Greyish Lamb And Barley Soup My Mother Optimistically Called Taste Of The Garden Of Eden Expel Me, Please Haddock In The Air That Would Be Thursday The Faintest Whiff Of Roasting Garlic That Would Be What My Sister And I Uncharitably Dubbed Friday Night Memorial Chicken A Venerable Object Smeared On The Breasts With A Dab Of Marmite Meant To Cheer The Bird Up As It Emerged Defeated From The Oven Rattling Inside The Brittle Cavity Was That One Solitary Clove Of Garlic The Exotic Knobble That My Mother Conceded As A Romantic Touch Amid The Iron Regimen Of Her Unvarying Weekly Routine Cookery Is Not Necessarily A Subject One Immediately Associates With Simon Schama One Of Britain S Most Distinguished Historians And Commentators But This Selection Of His Occasional Writings Is A Treasure Trove Of Surprises Passionate, Provocative, Entertaining And Informative, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Ranges Far And Wide From Cookery And Family To Barack Obama, From Preaching And Shakespeare To Victorian Sages, From Charlotte Rampling And Hurricane Katrina To The Fate Of Eloquence In The Age Of The Osbournes.Never Predictable, Always Stimulating, Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Allows Us To View The World, In All Its Diversity, Through The Eyes Of One Of Its Most Original Inhabitants. anything Schama writes is worth the time I am reading it now and love love love the language I am savouring his use of metaphor, cross references and imagery, the combination of which, alarmingly for fellow cafe patrons, induce reading and laughing out loud The introduction had me howling when he goes off on a tangent about h Why does it always take me so long to work through collected essays I think it s because finishing each essay gives that feeling of done and let s me walk away for a while guilt free.There is absolutely no question about the quality of the writing in this work It s amazing There is a remarkable diversity of subject matter as the sub title suggests and inevitably I found some of themriveting than others A number of the pieces on art are in fact catalogue introductions and so not esp Why does it always take me so long to work through collected essays I think it s because finishing each essay gives that feeling of done and let s me walk away for a while guilt free.There is absolutely no question about the quality of the writing in this work It s amazing There is a remarkable diversity of subject matter as the sub title suggests and inevitably I fou Overall, I thought it a good read for a Schama fan, as his humor translates well to the written page The travel, food, and memoir sections were the most interesting to me, while I had to bail on the art centered essays after a while as I just didn t have the background to follow the insi I struggled with this one I love Simon Schama so much, but I found this to be so dense and at times impenetrable Just because he wrote it, didn t mean it needed to be included in this collection Less is. Man, Schama has ruined me for reading anyone else or in attempts at my own writing Say what you will, but I enjoy his over the topness Perhaps since I am in the sciences and have to read very droll pieces day in and day out, I find his style very refreshing and always spot on Does he come across as full of himself sometimes Yes Does he use 10 words where perhaps none would suffice Yes So what If those bees get in your bonnet, read something that you already agree with or that doesn t mak Man, Schama has ruined me for reading anyone else or in attempts at my own writing Say what you will, but I enjoy his over the topness Perhaps since I am in the sciences and have to read very droll pieces day in and day out, I find Lets get this straight Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Simon Schama showing off Flouncing with nouns, dazzling with adjectives Look, look, see what I can do When writing a review on a biography of Winston Churchill, he talks about the power of Churchill as an operatic orator, which the author did not really discuss in the bio Though I have to admit I have always loved a writer who knows how to throw his weight in synonyms around.This a collection of essays, reviews, philosophies, and in som Lets get this straight Scribble, Scribble, Scribble Simon Schama showing off Flouncing with nouns, dazzling with adjectives Look, look, see what I can do When writing a review on a biography of W

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