What does Shakespear’s Macbeth have to do with William Faulkner? How do you deal with fractured stories resembling different periods of one’s life? Find out in this review.
I’m certain train stations only exist to reinforce my hate for civilisation, or more specifically, people.
For those unfamiliar with Will Christopher Baer think of him as Chuck Palahniuk writing neo-noir crime. Dark settings, twisted underworlds involving over-the-top situations and characters that will live long in the memory.
Despite criticisms, I will praise Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk. Its views on pornography, a taboo subject that is often overlooked, are wildly transgressive. Its exaggerated tones and full-on grotesque scenarios do raise questions about adult stars, and who they are behind the camera.
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In this Memories of My Melancholy Whores Book Review, I explain how Gabriel García Márquez’s last book may just be better than most like to give it credit for. Filled with loveless liaisons and dreams of fulfilment, are you ready for the depths that are on offer in this contemporary classic?
This is a book that consists of three short stories, all following similar themes. A dreamy poetic feeling in sheer contrast to the bleak lives of our protagonists creates a fun world but is that enough?
This is my book haul for April, consisting of the books I bought on my recent trip. Usually, I’d only pick up two or three but this time I stumbled upon some great picks. Here’s what I picked up;
Between 1937 and 1941, Louis-Ferdinand Céline produced a collection of booklets made to look like regular paperback books. Inside were the harrowing descriptions of Jews living in France.
Last night I had the strangest dream. I was on a plane flying to Dublin (no clue why?) and Bono came and sat next to me.
It should go without saying that the following piece contains disturbing imagery as well as my personal political opinions on the topic of using said images in mainstream media. You’re reading this on the internet, so there’s a good chance your opinion differs from mine.
In this book review of Under The Net by Iris Murdoch, I’ll look at Iris’ first novel and explain the somewhat meandering plot and the quirky characters that help give meaning to the fictional classic. Can Under the Net stand the test of time?
Pale Fire is an innovative book that has changed literature in many ways, none more so than the use of character commentary and interpretation.