Minecraft, autism and fatherhood: a Q&A with author Keith Stuart

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A Boy Made Of Blocks is a rare gem of a book; a tale that’s heartbreaking and heartwarming in equal measure. The story of a father’s struggle to come to terms with his son’s autism, told against a setting of the meteorically successful video game Minecraft, has well and truly struck a chord with readers…Read the full article…

Book Review: Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made Of Blocks

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I had a sneaky suspicion, before even turning the first page of Keith Stuart’s debut novel, that I would really enjoy it. Having been marketed as “the most uplifting novel of the year” and received a glowing endorsement from Graeme Simsion, writer of The Rosie Project - one of my favourite reads in recent years - I was…Read the full article…

A ‘Gold’ review for Chris Cleave’s latest Olympic novel

Issue 13 of Guru Magazine is out today, and in it you’ll find my latest book review – and a very timely one, at that. As the nation remembers the Olympic Games one year on, I review British author Chris Cleave’s third novel, GOLD - the fictional tale of two Olympic cyclists, Zoe Castle and Kate Meadows, and…Read the full article…

Carrie Dunn’s ‘Spandex’ peers behind the British wrestling curtain

It’s really quite fitting that Carrie Dunn’s new book, an exploration of the business of British professional wrestling, is called Spandex. Much more than just a catchy title, the name is actually emblematic of mainstream perception of wrestling as a whole. No matter how much the industry has evolved over the past three decades into the…Read the full article…

Reviewed: ‘Dave Gorman Vs The Rest Of The World’ by Dave Gorman

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One of my favourite books of the last few years is Dave Gorman’s America Unchained. If you haven’t read it, I can’t recommend it highly enough – it’s terrific. The premise is simple; Dave, disheartened at the demise of ‘mom and pop’ stores across America, attempts to drive from coast to coast without using any chain…Read the full article…