I'm going to write this without any spoilers, for the simple reason that Alex Pheby has designed the story to unfold in complete mystery, and I'm going to try and respect that intention.
Christmas book suggestions
...it occurred to me that some folk out there might be looking for a few Christmas book suggestions, so I thought I'd bash out a quick list of books that aren't currently on the bestsellers lists...
Coming to The End
"There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story" - something I've long known but have only recently come to appreciate...
A Spooky Halloween Read – Slade House
Halloween is the time for Ghosts & Ghouls, Tricks & Treats; Candy, Costumes and more partying than a middle-aged bookworm is cut out for... It's also a great excuse to curl up in front of a warm fire (if you are fortunate to have one) and settle in for a spooky read. If anyone out there got … Continue reading A Spooky Halloween Read – Slade House
Bookshops – Coming Home
There are many great things about being in love with books; the gift of travelling without moving; of seeing people, places and things that do not exist and could never exist; having an imagination clearer than even the most expensive television screen... You could write on any of those subjects; in fact, I probably have … Continue reading Bookshops – Coming Home
6 books to read for whatever your mood.
I've been stuck for things to read... have you?
Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
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 – by Susanna Clarke
Piranesi’s particular gift is the haunting quiet it instils in your mind...
Some Christmas Book Suggestions
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.
Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace
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?