Monthly Archives: October 2013

Fun Home and Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

These are only my second and third graphic novels (I really need to get to the others on my list!). I really liked the art in these books – both in black and white but FH has a blue-grey wash … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Read 2013

It’s that time of year again – All Hallow’s Read. In case you don’t know, All Hallow’s Read was invented by appropriately spooky-haired Neil Gaiman, when he decided there should be some proper book-giving holidays. On Halloween, he proposed, we … Continue reading

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The Tooth by Shirley Jackson – Penguin Mini Modern Classics

This is a tiny collection of five short stories; two of them are only a few pages. I particularly enjoyed The Lottery. It’s a bureaucracy the small town is just getting through; a tradition. But all the while, underneath, is … Continue reading

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Fuck: An Irreverent History of the F-word by Rufus Lodge

Before you even think about reading this book you need to listen to this – it’s a clip of Richard E Grant reading it for the audio book. That way you’ll have his voice in your head when you do … Continue reading

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The Man with the Compound Eyes by Wu Ming-Yi

The Man with the Compound Eyes is the story of Alice, who is grieving for her husband and son and preparing to commit suicide in her house by the sea in Taiwan, and Atile’i, who, as a second son, must … Continue reading

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