Kristopher Cook https://kristophercook.com Eclectic Book Blog Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:02 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 142790040 Crash by J.G. Ballard https://kristophercook.com/crash-by-j-g-ballard-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/crash-by-j-g-ballard-book-review/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 08:00:02 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=3114

Take this as a warning; Crash is not for the faint-hearted or the literary reader. It falls far down the cracks in the gaping abyss between.

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Henry Miller: on Writing https://kristophercook.com/henry-miller-on-writing/ https://kristophercook.com/henry-miller-on-writing/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2225

Why does Tropic of Cancer still cause such an uproar in today's modern society? Find out the secrets to Henry Miller's great writing.

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Hell by Henri Barbusse https://kristophercook.com/hell-by-henri-barbusse-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/hell-by-henri-barbusse-book-review/#respond Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2227

A young guy discovers a hole in the wall, just above his bed. Through his newfound voyeurism he begins to study the lives of his neighbours; their private moments together, secret activities to childbirth, illness and death.

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Irene’s Cunt by Louis Aragon https://kristophercook.com/irenes-cunt-by-louis-aragon-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/irenes-cunt-by-louis-aragon-book-review/#respond Thu, 24 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2308

Louis Aragon - known as a founding member of the surrealist movement. But did you know he also wrote Irene's Cunt back in 1928?

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Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore https://kristophercook.com/batman-the-killing-joke-by-alan-moore-review/ https://kristophercook.com/batman-the-killing-joke-by-alan-moore-review/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2226

What makes this Graphic Novel such a disappointment, especially when it seems to be well-loved by fanboys alike?

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Audition by Ryū Murakami https://kristophercook.com/audition-by-ryu-murakami-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/audition-by-ryu-murakami-book-review/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2250

Ryu Murakami is no stranger to controversy, and Audition is no different. Will this book live up to its cult status or fall flat on its face?

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Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein https://kristophercook.com/starship-troopers-by-robert-heinlein-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/starship-troopers-by-robert-heinlein-book-review/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2222

What makes Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers such a controversial piece of Sci-Fi literature? The military based focus? The endless propaganda?

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The End of Alice by A. M. Homes https://kristophercook.com/the-end-of-alice-by-a-m-homes-book-review/ https://kristophercook.com/the-end-of-alice-by-a-m-homes-book-review/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:00:00 +0000 https://kristophercook.com/?p=2221

A female predator is a much overlooked character; throw in a few shock set pieces and you have The End of Alice.

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