Literature

The Sellout & Social Media’s Implications on Customer Power

The last book I read was The Sellout by Paul Beatty. A contemporary Man Booker award winning novel addressing race and class issues in America through satire, it was a very enjoyable read. It follows the narrator’s efforts to put the town Dicken’s back on the map – where it had previously been removed out… Continue reading The Sellout & Social Media’s Implications on Customer Power

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The Hanging Club & The British Quidditch Cup

Hey guys! Today’s blog post covers three things –The Hanging Club by Tony Parsons, book news, and The British Quidditch Cup! Having finished The Hanging Club I’m bummed to say it was a disappointment. The ending lacked a big twist and the pace was too slow with not enough action. This was unexpected, when I… Continue reading The Hanging Club & The British Quidditch Cup

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What’s Top Of The Charts, YA Novels and Falling Literacy Rates

Okay, before I get to the stories that have caught my eye recently, first I have some very happy news – at least to me!! Fiction is back at the top of the UK bestsellers charts!! The last few months I’ve seen health books topping the charts, full of clean-eating advice. I’m not one for… Continue reading What’s Top Of The Charts, YA Novels and Falling Literacy Rates

Literature

Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Just when you think you’re done with dismembered, hacked up bodies, Jk Rowling sends you a severed leg. Career Of Evil offers the bitter aftertaste of The Silkworm in unappetising chunks, Robin and Strike following a trail of body parts. With The Silkworm being so aesthetically different from The Cuckoo’s Calling, I didn’t expect JK… Continue reading Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith

Literature

And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

If you know anything about the Beat generation, you’ll have heard of three names in particular: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. Three influential American writers of the 1950s and 60s, their works are not to be missed. But before their work gained recognition, one story was written in 1945 which would not be… Continue reading And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

Written under pseudo-name by JK Rowling, I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages. It was receiving the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series for Christmas, Career of Evil, which really pushed me to finish this book. I’ve certainly started reading it several times only to be distracted by other books due to… Continue reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith