I thought all the characterisation was exceptional. Fallada gets down to every nitty gritty about each character...
The Chimp Paradox, The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness Ebury Publishing 2012 4/5* Professor Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist who specialises in the friction of a human mind. He has written three non-fiction self-help books circulating around mind management and how to control/understand your mind and others. The Chimp Paradox … Continue reading THE CHIMP PARADOX – PROF. STEVE PETERS
How to Stop Time, Matt Haig, Edinburgh, Canongate Books LTD, 2017 2/5 * -Effective concept, awfully executed- *SPOILER ALERT* Last year, Haig’s book How to Stop Time was everywhere. It sat eagerly in my reading list until Christmas came and Waterstones had a ‘Black Friday’ sale on and just like that it was mine. … Continue reading How to Stop Time – Matt Haig
The Grownup Gillian Flynn Short Story London Crown Publishers 2014 4/5 **** -Ending Strikes Back- *SPOILER ALERT* I read this short story waiting to get picked up from the hotel in Thailand. It is only a small story and such an easy read, so it took less than an hour. It … Continue reading The Grownup Review
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn London Phoenix Orion Books Ltd 2012 4/5 **** *SPOILER ALERT* Flynn does it again with yet another page-turning, tense thriller. However, is Gone Girl just another psychological thriller or is this a story about the ‘battlefield of a true marriage’? Is it about two people being barricaded by … Continue reading Gone Girl Review
Pinocchio Carlo Collodi Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions 1995 Everyone knows the Disney story of Pinocchio, the cute little puppet learns right from wrong with the help of his father and a little cricket. The sweet tale changes as Pinocchio is strayed from the path and encounters a lot of obstacles before ending up inside a whale! … Continue reading Pinocchio- Carlo Collodi
Physical Andrew McMillan London: Jonathan Cape 2015 Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire and now lives in Manchester. His debut collection, Physical, what I am going to talk about today, was the first poetry collection to win the The Guardian First Book Award. McMillan inspires me because he also studied English & Creative Writing (like … Continue reading Physical – Andrew McMillan
As promised an update on where I am with my writing, what I've been up to and what I want to aim to be doing in the next few months. So at the moment I am procrastinating in the library, I have hit a wall with my essay and I need a break. I literally cannot … Continue reading Update!
I'm an crazy busy at the moment with my university work! Note to everyone: third year is HARD! Anyway I am trying to find the time to squeeze everything in, but my deadlines are coming in thick and fast and for the duration between now and May, I will struggle creating a post for every … Continue reading Apologies!!!
The Collector John Fowles Vintage 2004 *SPOILERS ALERT* I really didn't expect to enjoy The Collector as much as I did. The thriller genre has always been a favourite of mine, but I found this one a very interesting read. I loved how we get the voice of the villain, we can hear what he … Continue reading The Collector Review