Book Reviews

The Casual Vacancy

By J K Rowling I've never read any of the Harry Potter books, which probably sounds odd to those who've buried themselves in the series. If I hadn't stumbled across The Casual Vacancy in a charity shop I'd probably never have read that either. But JK Rowling is legend, right? I may not have read HP but I watched all the films and enjoyed them. And I'd heard a lot about this book, so, I bought it and started reading it and couldn't put it down. The Casual Vacancy is a wonderful study of … [Read More...]

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Words that make me go ‘ooh and ahh’

  Quintessential (adj.) Representative of a quality, state … perfect. (This is one of my favourites) “In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes”. Barry Unsworth   Propinquity (n) Formal nearness in time, place, or relationship. (Got this from a poem … :)) "Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to … [Read More...]

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The Glass Caves

Saw these guys playing on the streets of York, when I was there a week or so ago. I was very impressed by them. They have an EP out entitled Eboracum ... An unusual title, which I felt needed a bit of research. I'm assuming it's named after a … [Read More...]

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