Jonathan Coe’s Brexit novel is a sequel to The Rotters Club and Closed Circle, each of which were set in the Midlands a couple of decades apart. So besides taking the nation’s […]
We read for book group this tale of three young people who are in various ways dissatisfied with their lives – in Karachi and in Portsmouth.
For book group we read this forgettable if moderately entertaining fantasy which borrows a hodgepodge of ideas with very little discrimination.
I’ve enjoyed Robert Galbraith’s series of London-set private investigator books from the outset, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and in general they have improved as the series has gone on.
Sky’s Chernobyl was the best thing on TV last year, far ahead of most of the pack (Giri/Haji being a late contender – there was little else to match the […]
We read this for book group. The title promises something a rather dark, and it doesn’t disappoint.
Its a two part finale for season 38 of Doctor Who so we’re saving our Fusion Patrol podcast review until both parts have aired. Here, therefore, are some random jottings representing my […]
We saw this on the strength of the trailer – and after the outstanding Giri/Haji I was in the mood for more Northeast Asian noir. Parasite then went and bagged the best film […]
Mary Shelley travelled with the Doctor for years when she was a man (the Doctor, not Mary Shelley) having first met him at the Villa Diodati during a storm in […]
I first started reading Sue Grafton’s ‘alphabet’ series (‘A is for Alibi’, ‘B is for Burglar’ etc) in my teens when I’d just started getting into American private eye books, […]
I read this one for my book group, although I’d have read it anyway – happily a friend had just leant it to me when we chose it! I enjoyed […]
Sometimes there’s a piece of work that has had a huge influence on many things you’ve read or watched, and yet you’ve never, somehow, managed to go back to the […]