Inspiring Older Readers
The Big Sleep posted on 05 Mar 2016
Lean and mean, this is probably my favourite Chandler novel.
Reconsidering Nabokov’s Lolita posted on 04 Mar 2016
A guest review from Alun Severn who ponders the quality and value of Nabokov's tale of paedophilia
A Pound Of Paper posted on 28 Feb 2016
When this book first came out in 2002 I sat and read it a virtually a single sitting.
Johnny Got His Gun posted on 24 Feb 2016
In an age when superlatives are commonly lavished on the ordinary and mundane it somehow feels niggardly to call this book extraordinary
Fahrenheit 451 posted on 17 Feb 2016
I last read this book at some point in my early 20s and to be quite honest I can’t say that I had a detailed memory of the world Bradbury had created for
Beyond Jazz: Plink, Plonk & Scratch – the Golden Age of Free Music in London 1966-1972 posted on 14 Feb 2016
A guest book review by Alun Severn. A overview of 'free music' - no, not the stuff you illegally download....
Carol posted on 14 Feb 2016
Over the past month several people whose opinions I respect have told me that the recently released movie of Carol is a fabulous experience
Mother, Lover, Brother posted on 11 Feb 2016
Here’s an old chestnut to ponder over : are song lyrics poetry?
The Book Thief posted on 07 Feb 2016
When the book was published in the UK in 2007 it was on the back of quite a lot of hype ...
Winter Pollen posted on 05 Feb 2016
A guest book review from Alun Severn... Reading poetry is an acquired skill, but one that needs to be kept up...