“Say to yourself first thing in the morning: today I shall meet people who are meddling, ungrateful, aggressive, treacherous, malicious, and unsocial.”
America is nothing if not an enigmatic place – the people, culture and government, the vast size and landscape;,the stunning diversity (and equally amazing uniformity) and all of the contradictions these things encompass will no doubt continue to inspire writers and artists for many years yet.
I admit that before I picked up this book I had never heard of Charlotte Grimshaw and yet this is the fourth of her novels to be published. Her first book Provocation was based loosely on her experience as a criminal lawyer.
Once hailed as the funniest writer in America, P.J. O’Rourke has spent a drink-fuelled literary career lampooning deserving dictators, fashionable protestors and big-government fanatics around the world. With a glint in his eye and a martini in his hand, he produced a series of hard-hitting yet hilarious books before the unthinkable happened. P.J. settled down […]
More of the adorable Pocket Penguins this week, as we hop the iceberg-laden treacherous cesspool that is the Atlantic Ocean and land somewhere a little classier. We bounce from the USA to the UK.
Hey! There’s a combination of Nick Hornby, paper molecules, Pocket Penguin, ink, the number three and a whole lot of words! It looks like a book! I was right, it is, and it’s titled Otherwise Pandemonium! Wow! What a cool name! And it’s totally about crazy VCRs (in the days when names like ‘United Video’ […]
It’s 1947. Two English girls, Dulcie and May Taylor, are moved from a warm and caring home, with two parents, to a living hell in a short space of time. With their mother dead and their loving father in prison, they become wards of the state – or, in other words, ‘orphans’.
Christina Lamb is a prolific writer who at age 21 completed at Oxford University a degree in politics, philosophy and economics and moved to the frontier town of Peshawar to report on the war in Afghanistan. Since then she has been a foreign correspondent mainly living in Pakistan, Brazil and South Africa. In 2006 she […]
Tony B. Anderson was trapped in a dead end call centre job, all his dreams quashed by yet another soul destroying corporate machine. He managed to find an escape, he dreamed and allowed his imagination to run wild. Instead of coming up with ways to increase the percentage of his efficiency and output processes, improve […]