I've been stuck for things to read... have you?
If I were to draw up a sliding scale, with 'slightly unusual' on one end, and, 'completely unhinged from all conventional reality,' at the other; well, Gravity’s Rainbow is...
Piranesi’s particular gift is the haunting quiet it instils in your mind...
Tis the season to be jolly... as they say. Ordinarily, I'm not the biggest subscriber to the Christmas consumerism culture, a luxury I'm afforded by correct condom usage and a subsequent lack of children. This year's a little different though (I mean - obviously) and I think everyone needs to get out there and give everyone else a bit of win.
So, the question faced, as I try to write a review of Infinite Jest is:- how do you write a review of Infinite Jest, without writing a book about Infinite Jest?
If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, or grew up in the times after Harry Potter swept through the imagination of a generation, you've likely heard of Erin Morgenstern's first book, the indisputably wonderful, 'The Night Circus'. While The Starless Sea isn't quite as good as that (a book that I would certainly recommend … Continue reading The Starless Sea
I was browsing bookshops (trying to send a little love back to my favourite shops in Dublin, who've suffered right along with every other realtor under the 2020 Lockdown), and on one of the show tables I caught the name Charlie Kaufman...
Corona has changed the world. That fact can't be ignored, much as we might like to. Even if you're one of those people who doesn’t believe that the virus exists, or perhaps isn't the menace that we're constantly told it is, you have to accept that the world has changed around your beliefs. Those issues … Continue reading 6 Dublin bookshops worth visiting/supporting.
Hi everyone, if you're reading this, you're likely wondering why you are reading this, and so.... The idea of this site is to promote discussion, for the most part about literature, words, and the worlds, within worlds, that inhabit every bookshelf you've ever seen. To my mind, books are the most important thing in the … Continue reading So… just what is this about?