The Review: WWE 50 (WWE, 2014)

Title: WWE 50 Author: Kevin Sullivan Date Of Version Reviewed: 2014 Publisher: DK and WWE Books RRP: £16.99 ISBN: 9-781465-419231 What the book is about… World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) celebrates 50 years of ‘sports entertainment’ in this full colour, glossy hardback book – carefully crafted from a huge back catalogue of pictures and stories from…

The Review: The Man On The Bridge by Stephen Benatar (1981)

  Title: The Man On The Bridge Author: Stephen Benatar Date Of Version Reviewed: 2006 Publisher: Welbeck Modern Classics RRP: £7.99 ISBN: 9-780955-475733 What the book is about… John Wilmot is a young man on the make. He meets Oliver Cambourne, a rich and fashionable painter, and views the contact as an opportunity which could open many doors….

The Movie Review: The Resurrection of Jake The Snake (2015)

  Title: The Resurrection of Jake The Snake Featuring: Jake Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Scott Hall Date Released: 2015 Director: Steve Yu Available: DVD, Netflix, Online Download What the movie is about… Jake The Snake Roberts wrestled in front of over 80,000 people at WrestleMania III on the biggest show the WWF/E produced until that point….

The Review: The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)

  Title: The Picture of Dorian Gray Author: Oscar Wilde Date Of Version Reviewed: 1988 Publisher: Penguin Classics RRP: £2.95 ISBN: 9-780-140-431872 What the book is about… Handsome, young, but morally corrupt Dorian Gray has his portrait made. As the years pass, he does not age, but evidence of his sins are apparent in his portrait, which…

The Unfinishables…

  Power through, says my mind as I edge closer and closer to the midway point of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (by Robert Tressell). I fall firmly into the second of two types of reader. Type one is the reader who will pick up a book, read ten chapters and put it down if it…

The Review: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

  Title: The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower Series) Author: Stephen King Date Of Version Reviewed: 2012 Publisher: Hodder RRP: £7.99 ISBN: 9-781-444-72344-1 What the book is about… Stephen King introduces readers to one of his most enigmatic heroes, Roland of Gilead, The Last Gunslinger. He is a haunting figure, a loner, on a spellbinding journey into…

The Review: The New Testament and Psalms

Title: New Testament and Psalms Author: Various Date Of Version Reviewed: No Date Publisher: Placed by The Gideons RRP: Free of charge ISBN: None Background: Gideons International is an evangelical Christian association founded 1899 in Janesville, Wisconsin. The Gideons’ primary activity is distributing copies of the Bible free of charge. This Bible distribution is a global enterprise taking place…

To Whom It May Concern: Letter, Journal and Diary Collections

  Title: A London Year Compiled by: Travis Elborough & Nick Rennison Date Of Version Reviewed: 2013 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Ltd RRP: £25.00 ISBN: 978-0-7112-3449-9 I love London. It is perhaps my favourite city in the world; an eclectic mixture of cultures, nationalities and styles. It is the home of history; from the Kings and Queens…

The Review: Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim (1995)

****WARNING**** Content in this blog may contain ‘trigger’ material for those who have experienced abuse. Please be aware that it is not intended to cause alarm however the review does draw upon themes that are included in the novel reviewed. Title: Mysterious Skin Author: Scott Heim Date Of Version Reviewed: 2005 Publisher: Harper Perennial RRP: £7.99 ISBN: 9-780060-841690…

The Review: Vanished by Tim Weaver

The Positives… I was taken by the first two Tim Weaver novels that I read several years ago but had not gotten round to reading any of his other work until I sat myself down for Vanished. Within a chapter I was hooked, not because of the literary style and beautiful prose but just because…

Poetry in Motion: Collections of Poetry

The general population seems to have a weird relationship with poetry. When I utter the word ‘poem’ there is undoubtedly a change in the air, a subtle yet definite shift before the inevitable ‘I don’t read poems’ or even a quizzically puzzled stare. If you are anything like me poems fall into two categories… First…