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Espedair Street.. Like a shattered stained glass window

Right, well, what a bloody journey.. I’d be tempted to describe it as an ordeal, which of course is not necessarily a bad comment. The motion sickness, oh Lord the motion sickness! 1,257 more words


Top ten all time favourite authors

Top Ten Tuesday, as brought to the blogosphere by The Broke and the Bookish, is a weekly feature for anyone fond of lists and fond of books. 65 more words


My problem is you!

That Blog title feels quite personal, doesn’t it? You’re thinking, what have I done to upset Justine? We always got along so well, didn’t we? Rest assured, I’m talking about the second-person narrative point of view ‘you’, not you-you, silly. 330 more words


The Ogres Here Are Real

I reviewed The Buried Giant, the new novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, here at the Glasgow Review of Books.

I have enjoyed everything Ishiguro has ever turned into a book. 46 more words

THE OGRES HERE ARE REAL: Kazuo Ishiguro's 'The Buried Giant'

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, 2015)

by R.A. Davis

The novels of Kazuo Ishiguro all celebrate the same singularly human skill: the mind’s ability to evade an insistent and monstrous reality. 1,880 more words


Complicity by Iain Banks

It’s always a bit sad going through the left over books of a favourite author after they’ve died. You just know that the remaining number is finite, there’s a counter in the corner. 431 more words


Five books that would make great games: Why the next electronic adaptations should be literary

When looking for lucrative intellectual property to exploit, game makers typically turn their gaze to the world of film rather than books.

You don’t need to be a brain surgeon to understand why. 180 more words

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