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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild is the non-fiction expansion of Jon Krakauer’s article “Death of an Innocent” which was published in Outsider in 1993. It describes the real story of Chris McCandless, an American who’s decision to explore the wilderness of the States led to him starving to death in an ill prepared trip to the Alaskan… Continue reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Book Review

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

Published in 2011, Rivers of London was the first fantasy novel by Ben Aaronovitch, his previous writing being science fiction and primarily based in the Doctor Who universe. A more adult, earthier version of The Spook’s Apprentice with plenty of swearing, Aaronovitch manages to weave a comical masterpiece worthy of Tom Holt, with an entirely… Continue reading Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

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Our Shared Shelf – Emma Watson’s book club

Our dearest Emma Watson, role model to many and hated by virtually none has come up with the best idea — to start an online book club. Obviously, I’m joining but I want to do more than just read the book and read what Miss Watson has to say about it. So for the next… Continue reading Our Shared Shelf – Emma Watson’s book club

Film Review

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

(Author’s note:  there are pointers to plot and maybe a few spoilers in this review, and we advise you to watch the film before you read this!) A beautifully crafted film that nods maybe a little too much to the past, The Force Awakens has brought new life to the series that was darkened by… Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens