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Book Review: Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers

posted on 5 September 2011 in Books

The central point of this book is that the human brain needs time to properly distil information; a period of reflection, of downtime. The problem today is that we don't have these moments, these "ga...more info >>>

Book Review: Khao San Road by David Young

posted on 13 July 2011 in Books

Going through immigration at Bangkok airport, an officer noticed I hadn't completed my arrival card - there was no destination address. "Where you stay for your trip?". "I'm not sure, it's my first ...more info >>>

General Review: Celebrity Pictures and Gossip Magazines

posted on 21 April 2010 in Miscellaneous

I can't find another genre of entertainment that tries so hard to elicit jealousy and envy in the reader than the celebrity gossip magazine. The flipside to the green-eyed monster is schadenfreude. ...more info >>>

Comedy Review: Limmy's Show Episode 3

posted on 3 February 2010 in TV

OK so you can tell already I'm probably not going to review every episode of Limmy's Show. I thought Episode 2 was actually pretty good asides from all the boring World of Glasgow charact...more info >>>

Comedy Review: Limmy's Show Episode 1

posted on 14 January 2010 in TV Comedy Review: Limmy's Show Episode 1

I managed to watch episode 1 of Limmy's Show (screened on BBC Scotland, 11th Jan 2010) via youtube here (1), here (2) and here (3) As with my review of the pilot show, I found this hit and mi...more info >>>

Comedy Review : I'm Alan Partridge

posted on 5 August 2009 in TV

Alan Partridge is a Radio Norfolk DJ and long-term patron of the Linton Travel Lodge (series one). He is the caricature of mediocrity (if there is such a thing). His bland, pathetic character is di...more info >>>

Book Review: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

posted on 19 May 2009 in Books Book Review: Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is the second book I've read from Fyodor Dostoevksy (Crime and Punishment being the first) - and already he is one of my favourite authors - up there in strange company with Martin Amis and Will ...more info >>>

Book Review: No Problem Girl by David Young

posted on 30 March 2009 in Books Book Review: No Problem Girl by David Young

***CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS*** This story starts out with two very dispirate threads; one follows Peter, living in Chicago, who is reluctant to settle down. He picks up women in ba...more info >>>

Book Review: My Favourite Wife by Tony Parsons

posted on 14 March 2009 in Books Book Review: My Favourite Wife by Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons wrote a great book called "Man and Boy" back in 2001, and returns to the same blueprint with My Favourite Wife - a story of a man putting his marriage in jeopardy by having an affair. ...more info >>>

Book Review: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

posted on 3 March 2009 in Books Book Review: Exit Ghost by Philip Roth

I'd heard many good things about Philip Roth, so I decided to buy "Exit Ghost" - it's a fairly slim novel so if I hated it I wouldn't be wasting too much of my time. It turned out to be a good read. ...more info >>>



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