Category Archives: Culture


Found this a bit of a chore. It felt quite tricksy and self-regarding and the big reveal wasn’t nearly as surprising as I believe the author intended because it was…

Not so Normal People

Normal People is a modern-day fairy tale, with all of the stereotypes and none of the charm such fantasies allow us. Repetitive and slightly uncomfortable, the novel paints a picture…

I is for egotist

I’ve read and enjoyed a number of Martin Amis’s books, but I’ve had to force myself to stay with this one. You can never fault Amis’s writing, but the tone…


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