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Sunday, 23 December 2018

Book Review: Redemption by Mike Schlossberg


Asher Maddox wakes up one morning to find himself on board a space ship. He is there with several other young people aged sixteen to twenty. None of them know how they got there or what is going on, but they learn that they have been selected to save Earth from a deadly virus known as Spades.
(Review does not contain spoilers).

Saturday, 15 December 2018

2018: An Ode to Literature


Literature. That was some good shit. So said the character of 'God' in John Niven's The Second Coming, a book I read recently. (I love Kill Your Friends by the same guy and have Kill em all and Straight White Male on my 'to-read' list). Literature is good shit, one of the best kinds of shit in this shit-filled world. Literature is one of the most important and breath-taking things in my life.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

War and Pieces


Anger. Frustration. Resentment. Boy, do I know these feelings. I know what it feels like to be so choked up on rage, to feel constantly at battle with others who 'don't get it.' I know what it feels like to walk around pissed off and tense and snapping at everyone you see online and offline. Which is why I know it's a waste of time.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Prince


I've been a big Prince fan ever since my father introduced me to his 1984 movie, Purple Rain. Before that I didn't quite understand the musical sophistication of his work, although I did enjoy a few songs from the lovely 'For You', his first album which was not so well received due to a sound not acquired to the mainstream. Otherwise all the albums prior to Purple Rain seemed too sexually provocative and controversial.