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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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

digging up mother

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)

the girl in the spider's web

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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20 of the Best Opening Lines from Novels

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The opening line of a book can often be the most important. The first line is the author’s way of introducing oneself to the reader and can often be the difference between being being put back on the shelf or … 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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