If you’ve seen the trailer for the upcoming film, you’ll know the subject here is a sensitive one. A woman snatched off the streets and held prisoner for nefarious reasons, who ends up giving birth to a boy called Jack and raising him in a tiny room. We join them as Jack reaches his fifth […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 29: Room by Emma Donoghue"
Now, I know Bukowski is dead, so I have no idea why a great deal of this vlog speaks of him in the present tense. I did have a bit in there about not speaking ill of the dead, but I’m not really speaking ill just pointing out the obvious really, so I chopped it […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 12: You Get So Alone… by Charles Bukowski"
As I said last week, this book made me very angry. The whole TL;DR version is that the snobbery of the characters, including lower working class protagonist Richard Papen, was not a device but an attitude bled throughout the book. One too pervasive to be dismissed as a mere plot point or character facet. Yeah, […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 10: The Secret History by Donna Tartt"
I’m two books ahead of this, so I’m feeling pretty smug right now. Of course, these vlogs are getting less and less views, so I’m pretty sure no one else is as delighted as I am of this swathe of reading. Anyhow, my aim is to get these vlogs shorter, punchier and more fun, especially as the […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 5: Ack Ack Macaque by Gareth L. Powell"
This is the first of my reading challenge vlogs. Sorry it’s a bit of a patchwork, I had extreme cat interference. Been crazy for cats this months, some kind of January madness has infected them. Either way, the drama llamas are out in force. I keep meaning to film their various battles in slow-mo and […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book one: Dust by Arthur Slade"