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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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Avengers – Brian Michael Bendis (author), Steve McNiven (illustrator), Sara Pichelli (illustrator)

The other day I went to the cinema to see The Amazing Spider-man 2 (should’ve called it The Very Mediocre Spider-man 2 but maybe that’s not as pithy) and as always I sat for twenty minutes whilst the trailers for … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters – C.S. Lewis

Most people will know C.S. Lewis from his excellent Chronicles of Narnia books which have been read for generations by both adults and children. You may not be quite as familiar with The Screwtape Letters but trust me, whilst this … Continue reading

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Machine of Death: A Collection of Short Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die – Ryan North, Matthew Bennardo, and David Malki

In 2005, a man named Ryan North came up with the premise of a book which would tell stories about a world where people knew how they were going to die. In this world there existed a machine called the … Continue reading

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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living – Nick Offerman

Paddle Your Own Canoe is half a memoir and half a guide to life by actor and comedian Nick Offerman, who is best known for his portrayal of Ron Swanson in the American comedy, Parks and Recreation. No doubt most … Continue reading

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Awesome Literary Tattoos

  Personally I don’t have any tattoos and I couldn’t say if I ever will or won’t. However, I do have a certain respect for people who decide to nail their colours to the mast and dedicate a part of … Continue reading

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Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

In May 1990, 22yr old Christopher McCandless donated $25,000 in savings to charity and set off from his well-to-do family to create a new life for himself. Traveling across America under his new name, Alexander Supertramp, Chris met many people … Continue reading

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Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Herman Melville

It’s been over 150 years since Moby-Dick was first published in 1851, since then the story of Ishmael and the White Whale has seeped into popular culture via every medium on earth. From Films, television, radio, theater, comics and even … Continue reading

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Check out Stanley Kubrick’s annotated copy of Stephen King’s The Shining.

The website Overlook Hotel has released pictures of Stanley Kubrick’s copy of Stephen King’s The Shining. The book is usually kept at the Stanley Kubrick Archive but is currently being shown in a traveling exhibition. Many of the books passages … Continue reading

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