Patton Oswalt is featured a couple of times on the New York Times website this week. First of all he talks about books. Not just his all time favourite books, although he does that, but also books he hates, “I hate to say it, but “Jaws” is just awful.”

One of his favourite books is also one of my favourite books. “James Ellroy’s 'The Black Dahlia,' only because it was my first plunge into unapologetic historical fiction, and a disgusting portrait of Los Angeles that, weirdly, made me want to move there even more. “

He provides a great selection of current and classic books, writers and people to follow on Twitter.

He also hosts a podcast where he calls 6 comedians or directors of comedy films to talk about six comedians who died in the past year.

From his conversation with Maria Bamford on Robin Williams.

"The last time I saw him, I was doing a show at Meldtdown Comics on Sunset, and we talked about comics for, like, ten minutes. And I guess, this is gonna sound so petty, but the fact that that guy looked forward to new comics every Wednesday there’s a stupid part of me that’s like, “Why didn't you just stick around for the comics alone? D’you know what I’m talking about?”