“I wanted to write about the man, the person himself” not “the metaphor we have come to know as ‘Bowie'” Jones states in the preface. Continue reading David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones
Amrou Al-Kadhi’s experiences growing up gay as an Iraqi-immigrant in the UK and as the son of strict Muslim parents. Continue reading Life As A Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi
Macintyre has done a tremendous job researching what happened and retelling it like a thriller, with romance, war, social history and a mystery all thrown in for good measure. Wonderful stuff. Continue reading A Foreign Field by Ben Macintyre: is all fair in love and war?
I started July off with a couple of children’s books and ended it with something totally unlike anything else I’d ever read… Continue reading July in Review: a month in books!
In essence it’s sort of like a sampler, offering the reader a taster of what this writer is capable of, in the hope that you will be inspired enough to track down more of his work. Continue reading Surfing The Gnarl Plus… by Rudy Rucker
In many respects, this reportage reads like a real-life Handmaid’s Tale Continue reading The Bookseller of Kabul
It sounds like the perfect murder mystery novel but everything in here really happened. Continue reading Murder By The Book: a juicy slice of Victorian crime with a literary twist
Not an easy book to read, but essential. Continue reading Hiroshima: horrific and harrowing testimonies