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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Don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes (Edith Grossman Translation)

Don Quixote

As of 2015, it has been 400 years since the final half of Don Quixote was published by Miguel de Cervantes in 1615. The first half was published in 1605 and was well regarded by its readers who would be … Continue reading

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The Last Wish – Andrzej Sapkowski

The Last Wish

Am I the only one who can sometimes feel intimidated when stepping into a whole new fantasy world? It can be off-putting to pick up a new book and delve into an entirely new world whose lore, mythology, and culture … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Well, well, well, a review of a classic Christmas book just seven days before Christmas day, aren’t I the professional? In all serious though, not only is A Christmas Carol the best Christmas themed piece of media ever, it may … Continue reading

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Money – Martin Amis

Money is the root of all evil, money makes the world go round, money talks, money swears, money can’t buy happiness, money can buy comfort, money buys freedom, money can’t be escaped, money is a note in your pocket, a … Continue reading

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The French Revolution – Christopher Hibbert

I’ve always been a big history nerd, and at school one of the subjects I always excelled in, regardless of who the teacher was, or what we were studying, was history. In my own time I also greatly enjoyed reading … Continue reading

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Jam – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

Almost every entertainment medium is awash with depictions of humanity struggling to survive after some terrible apocalypse that has destroyed life as we know it. We’re obsessed with the idea of humanity having to fight for survival from The Walking … Continue reading

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American Gods – Neil Gaiman

Trying to define what sort of book American Gods is would be challenge to even the hardiest of readers, perhaps even a challenge to Mr Gaiman himself. It’s a fantasy novel sure, but it is firmly set in the present … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Kevin Dutton

Just saying the word psychopath makes us think of stone cold murderers, rapists, gangsters, con-men, and dictators. Images of Hannibal Lecter, Dexter Morgan, and even more frightening real life psychopaths like Ted Bundy and Jack the Ripper. The media loves … Continue reading

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