I must admit, when I opened the book and noticed the lack of quotation marks when it came to the characters dialogue, it completely threw me. What threw me more, however, was how easily I could still distinguish paragraph from dialogue as if the quotation marks were there the whole time. There's not much to … Continue reading Conversations With Friends – Sally Rooney | A Book Review
Aisha Munir (known as A.Munir) is a talented writer, and the vocabulary and emotion displayed in 'Curing My Venom' is powerful, let down only by a few forced rhymes and the irrelevancy of 'Denial'. As a quick summation of the book then: Curing My Venom is structured along the 5 stages of Grief. I get … Continue reading Curing My Venom – A. Munir | Book Review
Robert Frost once said, "A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness" which is quite possibly one of my favourite quotes about poetry. Hannah Murray, a poet from the South of England, who posts poetry and photography on Instagram, and whose following is quickly growing, echoes Frost's … Continue reading Untangling Roots – Hannah Murray| A Book Review
Depending what circles you find yourself in, you would not be judged believing Art was dead. You may spark a long form debate which might ultimately lead to a fruitless and frustrating conclusion, but you wouldn’t be totally wrong. Art has long been under threat from governments, from overt industrialists and ignorant oppositionists who fight … Continue reading The Nerdwriter: Fighting To Keep Art Alive In A Sceptical World.
Continuing on my film week ( only 2 film reviews Liam, chill out) we have Denis Villeneuve' 2013 Crime Thriller 'Prisoners'. Despite Prisoners being released 3 years ago now, it is one of those films that is never too old to rave about. Villeneuve brings together a flawless ensemble cast made up of Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh … Continue reading Prisoners (2013) | A Film Review
Recently I received an ARC (advance readers copy) of Kat Savage's upcoming book of poetry 'Mad Woman' and it was wonderful. Truly. This is probably the first review I've written for a poetry book, most of what I write is on standard prose books and so its a nice change! Poetry has always been a … Continue reading Mad Woman (Kat Savage) – A Review
Like many others I have been eagerly waiting for the return of Downton Abbey and as I sat in my living room,glued to my TV screen 10 minutes before the first release of it's trailer the excitement rose to a state that meant every advert that went past that wasn't Downton became rather frustrating. Yet once my … Continue reading Downton Abbey – Review