Facebook Town: Welcome to a new reality

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Rarely does a day go by anymore without Facebook grabbing headlines. However, the company’s most recent announcement really piqued my interest – because it bore such strong similarities to a fictional tale that I’ve just been reading. Numerous national media titles in the UK, including the BBC, have published news of the company’s purchase of a 56-acre plot of land…Read the full article…

Reviewed: Hart Strings by Julie Hart

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Few professional wrestlers’ careers have been as highly-documented as that of Bret Hart. Not only did the seven-time World heavyweight champion bare all in his highly-acclaimed autobiography My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling back in 2007, but the WWE Hall of Famer’s career has also been celebrated in a number of DVD boxsets over the…Read the full article…

Reviewed: The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas

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It’s the ABC show that everyone is currently talking about – but have you read the book? Guru Magazine‘s Ben Veal has, and he wasn’t exactly bowled over… High praise has certainly been heaped upon Christos Tsiolaks’ The Slap: The Times dubbed it the “first great Australian novel,” while John Boyne has even gone so…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…