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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Lose Yourself Or …

I was going to write a short piece on the new Hobbit movie The Desolation of Smaug, but I got sidetracked by another film I watched last night - Last Love - starring Michael Caine and Clémence Poésy (of 'Tunnel' fame <- if you haven't watched this, it's a remake of the Scandinavian crime drama 'The Bridge' - both excellent). Anyway, Last Love is the story of a retired, and widowed, American philosophy professor [living in Paris] and a young [lonely] Parisian woman. Maybe it's the time … [Read More...]

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Introduced to this excellent band on Twitter (it is good for everything!). I've just been listening to them here and I really like their sound. The next snippets of info are from their FB page  HellsBelles - the original British heavy metal … [Read More...]

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