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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

The year is 2018. And yet, the two biggest sellers in the true crime genre remain, to this day, books about murders that happened well over 40 years ago respectively. 1,469 more words


Albums of 2017: 5) Alt-J Relaxer

There’s a whole set of disparate threads running through this album. In parts it is gorgeously rich and luscious, with a very British folk based warmth. 451 more words

Best Of 2017

A Month of Favourites: 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote

The Spectator describes the book as ‘The American dream turning into the American nightmare…  a remarkable book’, and its blurb heralds it ‘a seminal work of modern prose, a remarkable synthesis of journalistic skill and powerfully evocative narrative’. 730 more words

Concert Review: alt-J

Last night I was swept up in the romanticism of alt-J. The moment the first chord of 3WW filled the TSB Bank Arena in Wellington I knew we were in for a treat and things only got better from there. 386 more words

In Cold Blood

This was a spontaneous pick for me; I had some time to kill in London while I was waiting for a flight to Venice, so I picked up a copy of Truman Capote’s  837 more words


Ex White Cop Michael Slager gets 20 years for Killing Black Man Walter Scott

straight up I’m shocked and surprised that a White Cop is actually found guilty of killing, shooting

and planting evidence on a Black Person because this very rarely ever ever happens. 50 more words

News & Current Affairs

Reading Materials, November 2017

51. The Orphan’s Tale, Pam Jenoff. (Library) Confusingly, the pull quote on the front of this book is by the author of Orphan Train, and one of the biggest shows on TV right now is The Handmaiden’s Tale. 514 more words