Fire and Fury – Michael Wolff

Regardless of what you think of Trump’s politics, it’s undeniable that No. 45 has proven to be one of the most controversial and talked about presidents of all time. Both critics and defenders have been arguing to the hilt since … Continue reading

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Good Omens – Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman are two of Britain’s most beloved authors, and they’ve both proven their writing skill with the likes of Pratchett’s hugely successful Discworld novels and Gaiman’s Sandman comic series along with novels such as American Gods … Continue reading

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Mort – Terry Pratchett

Mort by Terry Pratchett Book Review Despite the fact that I’ve been reading from an early age, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never properly checked out Terry Pratchett and his Discworld series. Given that Pratchett critically acclaimed books appeal … Continue reading

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Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece – Stephen Fry

Mythos by Stephen Fry – Book Review As I explained in my review of Norse Myths, both Greek and Norse mythology have always appealed to me because I find it much easier to accept the existence of a God when … Continue reading

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Dune – Frank Herbert

Dune by Frank Herbert Book Review Many readers consider Frank Herbert’s Dune to be to the sci-fi genre what Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is to fantasy. The world building is top tier and readers soon find themselves sucked … Continue reading

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Animal Farm – George Orwell

Animal Farm

Animal Farm by George Orwell Book Review At a glance, one could be forgiven for assuming that Animal Farm is just a nice children’s story about a group of farmyard animals who, tired of being treated unfairly by their master, … Continue reading

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer – Patrick Suskind

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind Book Review When we think of which senses are most valuable to us, our sense of smell usually takes a back seat. The idea of losing our sense of sight or … Continue reading

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Norse Myths – Kevin Crossley-Holland

Norse Myths

I’ve always found religion to be a deeply fascinating subject. Personally I consider myself an agnostic who leans towards atheism but I’m well aware that there’s as much proof for god existing as there is for Him/Her/It/Them not existing. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Musui’s Story: Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai – Katsu Kokichi

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The samurai were a class of military nobility found in Japan who, for over 700 years, fought and served lords who ruled over the country. Despite making up only 10% of Japan’s population the samurai maintained order and are often … Continue reading

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Reasons to Stay Alive – Matt Haig

Reasons to Stay Alive

Advancements in technology and medicine means that, when it comes to your physical health, there’s never been a better time to be alive. People living in the West don’t have to give a second thought to ailments that could easily … Continue reading

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