Category Archives: literature

Neil Gaiman looked right at me!

Attention grabbing headline eh? OK perhaps only for those in the world who hero-worship Mr Gaiman as I do. Well sort of. OK yes. Last night’s talk at Union Chapel was the fourth time I’d seen Neil Gaiman on stage, … Continue reading

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Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

In the last month I have joined a podcast dedicated to book reviews. This is a totally alien thing for me as I am SO much more comfortable typing out my criticism or praise rather than speaking out loud. This … Continue reading

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Divergent; Insurgent; Allegiant – Veronica Roth

I realise my last review on here was entirely on Divergent, but in the last week or so I have completed the trilogy. What I came to notice, quite strongly in the second book, is that the author had probably … Continue reading

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Divergent – Veronica Roth

Hi book review blog – its been a while and I am sad about that. Mostly because it means it has been a really long time since I read something I wanted to blog about. If you read my film … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

Yes its a kids book. I read kids books. I also read those called ‘young adult’ and ones that work best read aloud to small people. That does not stop this possibly being the best thing Neil Gaiman has ever … Continue reading

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Sense & Sensibility – Joanna Trollope

Yup, someone has rewritten an Austen classic into a ‘modern’ novel. That ‘someone’ being Joanna Trollope, an author I have no previous experience with but have never been inclined to read. No dragons. S&S has been re-written previously, with the … Continue reading

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Meeting a literary hero – Neil Gaiman

Yeah this isn’t a review of a book. This is me, your friendlyfilmfan who reads, encouraging you to go to book signings, see your favourite authors talk, and to try and get a hug if you can. Yesterday I spent … Continue reading

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