Books

April 23, 2007

The Professor’s History is at heart a story of self-discovery. Some old French guy skips the country in the middle of a war, and travels to North Africa to see exactly how bad his country screwed them over. He comes to realise that the Frogs have a lot to answer for and in his anger [...]

April 23, 2007

Holocaust Tips is delightfully naïve, yet at the same time cuttingly insightful. Written from the perspective of a young Jewish schoolboy on his school’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, it reminds us that whilst die Vernichtung is still a passionately argued and drawn out topic, its significance is lost on the newest generation of Israel’s children. Share [...]

April 2, 2007

Published in 2002, this is not a new addition to the bookshelves, but one I heartily recommend. Dworkin has published on many areas to do with feminism and women’s experinces in life, some of her titles including Woman Hating, Pornography: Men possessing women, Intercourse, On the continiuing War Against Women, Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post [...]

April 2, 2007

Voluntary euthanasia campaigner Lesley Martin became the target of media frenzy in 2004 when she was sentenced to 15 months in prison for the attempted murder of her terminally ill mother. If you ever had any questions about her life during this time, and what was going through her head, you need only read this [...]

March 26, 2007

Excerpts from The Periodic Table This selection from Primo Levi’s The Periodic Table was reproduced as part of Penguin’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2005. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

March 26, 2007

Pure pop sociology, 8 Tribes: The Hidden Classes of New Zealand is a study into what the authors call the hidden social groups in New Zealand. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

March 19, 2007

Anyone familiar with the Oxford quintet, Radiohead’s highly distopian album cover art and the pixilated visual nightmares on radiohead.co.uk, has the genius of Stanley Donwood to thank. Donwood’s meeting with York while they were art students at Exeter University was the beginning of their collaboration. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

March 19, 2007

This book burns better than it reads. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

March 19, 2007

This book bills itself as a “thoroughly entertaining novel” filled with “wacky but believable characters”. Undisputedly, Playing Friends is a novel. The other claims are unfounded. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this