Book Reviews

The Cuckoo’s Calling

By Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling) I've been working my way through the Cormoran Strike series - three books but hopefully more in the pipeline. JK Rowling is an impressive writer. I wanted to see how well she could carry off a crime fiction novel and read with interest. One thing Rowling excells at is characterisation. Cormoron Strike jumps off the page. He's a very likeable bloke with baggage (aren't we all?). The 'drunk' scene is particularly memorable: funny and sad all at the same … [Read More...]

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Once Upon A Cliché

The humble cliché. Bane of the writer's life, or so we're led to believe. My book: In Too Deep has a fair amount sprayed inside its pages. Hell, even the title's a cliché! But seriously, I thought about it. My book is written from a first-person point of view and I don't think it would be authentic if there weren't clichés in there. If you actually listen to how we speak, we use them all the time. We're all living, breathing, walking, talking clichés. I admit I used to hate it if one … [Read More...]

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Mumford & Sons

  “We wanted to do something unashamed,” says Ben Lovett. “We’re confident and happy to be where we are as a band — everything that’s happened with us has exceeded expectations, and it’s all been a surprise, it’s all much bigger than what we … [Read More...]

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