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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Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

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“He broke my heart. You merely broke my life.” Lolita is a book that I’ve had on my reading list for years. It’s a modern classic and, just from from the few quotes I’d seen from the book, it was … Continue reading

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Alan Partridge: Nomad – Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan)

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Alan Partridge is back, and this time he’s documenting his epic journey that saw him traveling across (some parts of) Britain, and he’s keen to stress, it was not for charity. If you’re unfamiliar with Alan Partridge then the first … Continue reading

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Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers – Nick Offerman

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Gumption – Noun – Informal. Shrewd or spirited initiative and resourcefulness. That’s right, another book by comedian/actor/writer/woodworker Nick Offerman. Perhaps, based on my review of his last book, you’re interested in reading his latest release but just need this esteemed … Continue reading

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Digging up Mother: A Love Story – Doug Stanhope

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Casual comedy fans will be forgiven for not having heard of American comedian Doug Stanhope. This hard-drinking, hard-talking comedian has never had a hit TV series, doesn’t appear on panel shows, and would never get his material broadcast on the … Continue reading

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz (Translated by George Goulding and Based on Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series)

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Remember a few years ago when Nordic crime novels were all the rage? We couldn’t get enough of them, and rightly so, the books in the limelight at that time were very good. Arguably the most popular crime novels of … Continue reading

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A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – George R.R. Martin

Set roughly one-hundred years before the events of A Game of Thrones, the first installment in George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, A knight of the Seven Kingdoms tells the story of a young … Continue reading

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Stoner – John Williams

Stoner

At the time of writing, it’s 02:50 and I should be in the land of nod. Instead I’m sat here at my computer desperately trying to find the right words to describe how John Williams’ novel Stoner has shaken me … Continue reading

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The Trial – Franz Kafka

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Franz Kafka’s The Trial is a book I’ve been meaning to get around to reading for a while. Over the years I’ve heard promising things about it and the fact that it has become common parlance to describe something that … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream – Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, a short book that took me ages. It’s characters were on crack, cocaine, and smack. It was funny, fast, and outrageous. I wrote this limerick after immediately after finishing the book. I don’t know … Continue reading

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