Book review: ‘The Immortalists’ by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists

The only certainty in life is death. All of us know this fact, and accept it to some degree. Yet at the same time, we strive daily to delay the inevitable as much as possible. We eat the right things. We exercise and push our bodies to the limit. We follow the latest medical trends…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘How To Live Plastic Free’ by the Marine Conservation Society

How To Live Plastic Free book

Guest book reviewer (and my better half) Mrs V has always felt very strongly about living life in as eco-friendly a way as possible – and couldn’t wait to start a ‘plastic detox!’ Having been an early adopter of carrying my own cloth shopping bags and selecting loose fruit and veg in supermarkets, I’ve been…Read the full article…

Book review: ‘The Tall Man’ by Phoebe Locke

The Tall Man

“The legend of the Tall Man can be traced back as early as the 1970s. An urban legend which began circulating around schools in England, it has several variants – the most popular is that of a man who murdered his disobedient daughters. This version of the Tall Man can be sought out by ‘good’…Read the full article…

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

Keith Stuart

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…

Facebook Town: Welcome to a new reality

39583b7

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…

Book review: ‘Hart Strings’ by Julie Hart

WWE Smackdown Live Tour in Durban

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…