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The Return

Hello, all.  I have officially returned from a holiday at home; I was back in London at the tail-end of last week but we enjoyed a few more days off de-compressing from our time away.  Glasgow was … temperamental weather-wise; one day I was driving along a flooded street in torrential rain, water up to [...]

Paper Towns by John Green

John Green’s writing has been described as being privy to “a secret you can’t wait to divulge” and “like a John Hughes film… quirky and funny [mixed with] Sofia Coppola” (both in relation to his first novel, Looking for Alaska); Nymeth -recommendation reliant- is of the belief that “John Green can do no wrong”; my [...]

Weetzie Bat

Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block is a Young Adult novel and #1 in the Dangerous Angels series. First published in 1989 is something of a cult classic in North America and I first learned of it via some friends across the pond. A few months ago I was very much aware of the controversy [...]

Catching Fire

I read the first in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins less that a fortnight ago, immediately pre-ordered a copy of its sequel, and due to an administrative error on the part of Amazon, I somehow received my copy a week before publication. I was actually able to resist the temptation of reading it [...]

The Hunger Games

I read this like I was starved for oxygen. 454 pages read in big gulps over less than 24 hours, with reluctant sleep in between. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the first in a trilogy with the second, Catching Fire, thankfully being published in a few weeks. I was a little slow getting [...]

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