Awesome Literary Tattoos

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 … 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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The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

SPOILER ALERT! In this review I will go into detail regarding the plot. To be fair, the book has been out for over sixty years. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” – Holden Caulfield. … Continue reading

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Mogworld – Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw

After reviewing classic books like East of Eden and On the Road I figured I ought to go for something a little more fringe. Mogworld is a humorous fantasy novel by the hugely popular online video games reviewer, Ben “Yahtzee” … Continue reading

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On the Road – Jack Kerouac

I think almost every one, at some point or another has fantasised about escaping the dull routine of everyday life and setting off on an adventure spanning thousands of miles. I know I’ve certainly put real thought into just getting … Continue reading

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Child of Vengeance – David Kirk

A few weeks ago I was at my local Tesco super store when I came across the book section. Usually I don’t bother looking at books at these kind of places because all they ever sell is the latest Twilight, … Continue reading

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East of Eden – John Steinbeck

The first Steinbeck book I ever read was Of Mice and Men. I was about twelve when my older sister (who’s high school class were studying the novel) recommended it to me. She leant me her copy and I started … Continue reading

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Maus – Art Spiegelman

Maus Art Spiegelman

The Independent said of Maus: “One of the clichés about the Holocaust is that you can’t imagine it – like nuclear war, its horror outfaces the artistic imagination. Spiegelman disproves this theory”. Before reading Maus, I admit I couldn’t imagine … Continue reading

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