WE OWN THIS CITY Based on a true story and a subsequent book, this is a compact, thoughtful and passionate indictment of police and political corruption. Jon Bernthal's soulful and self-destructive performance gives the whole story a raw and rugged authenticity. It is a considered production with the same melancholy wisdom as The Wire. THE … Continue reading Watching and Reading.
Moon Witch, Spider King. Brutal, earthy and poignant. James' ongoing Night Star trilogy goes back to events before the first book, and the single protagonist, Solonga, the eponymous Moon Witch is compelling and complex as any character in fiction. The patois James uses for her has a gorgeous rhythm to it, and the story itself … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading and Watching
Have you ever read reviews and praise for a book and wondered if they read the same book as you did? I am not an elitist, and some of my favourite pieces of art and literature aren't that well known, but there are books which I have read, and cannot find a single good thing … Continue reading The Harpy
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Agent-Running-Field-John-Carr%C3%A9/dp/0241401232 LeCarre is a recent discovery, relatively speaking. He is widely considered the father of modern espionage fiction, which seeing as he worked for the intelligence services, is not that obvious a distinction to make. He was always someone I admired and respected but never read his work before an impulsive loan of The Spy … Continue reading Agent Running In The Field by John LeCarre
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Catch-Kill-Conspiracy-Protect-Predators/dp/0708899277 Against the glamour of Hollywood, there is an equal amount of predation. The 'casting couch' is seen as an awful reality of gaining fame for women, much like climbing to the top of a mountain of shit to pick a rose. By the time you've got to the top, you've lost your sense of … Continue reading Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
If you've read, or are reading The Lightning Thesaurus or The Dead Friend, please leave a review. It helps the casual browser decide if it is a book for them or not. https://www.amazon.co.uk/LIGHTNING-THESAURUS-RON-BRANDYWOOD-CAPER/dp/1838332227/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1613502979&sr=1-1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-Friend-M-B-Blissett-ebook/dp/B09C3VC95D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+dead+friend+mb+blissett&qid=1632390543&s=books&sr=1-1 Thank you. The third has gone to the publisher for the editing process, meeting with an amazing artist next week to … Continue reading Reviews