Latest Posts

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
Books

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

I’ve been a follower of Matt Haig’s for years. Regularly trawling through his twitter feed in awe of how he dealt and continues to deal with mental illness. He’s turned what is often considered a negative into a driving force…

View Post
A Vindication on the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
Books

A Vindication on the Rights of Women …

This book is about as exciting as it sounds from the title. Don’t get me wrong I understand her views and agree with a fair amount of what Mary Wollstonecraft says in this book. However, 200+ pages of very similar…

View Post
Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey
Books

Confessions of an English Opium Eater by …

I still lack any idea what this book entailed, nor can I accurately describe it. Simply because it was chaos. Complete and utter chaos. Though I’m not entirely sure what I expected from self professed Opium induced musings. De Quincey…

View Post
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Books

Hiroshima by John Hersey

I didn’t think this book would grip me the way it did. I knew very little of the A-Bomb drop on Hiroshima, only that it happened if I’m honest, but Hersey’s account opened my eyes. He recounted real peoples experiences…

View Post
Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by Gordon Burn
Books

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son by …

Somebody’s Husband, Somebody’s Son is perhaps the most terrifying book I’ve read. It’s a biographical account of the life of Peter Sutcliffe, otherwise known as the Yorkshire Ripper. Burn takes us from his childhood right up to the moment he…

View Post