Detective Fiction Based in Facts – A Review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr

In 1896 in New York it appears a killer is exclusively going after underage male prostitute who dress as girls, a rather niche demographic, one that the police department and the newspapers don't really care about. Future President Theodore Roosevelt is the New York police commissioner who is hoping to get corruption out of the … Continue reading Detective Fiction Based in Facts – A Review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunningham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

I was intending to do a review of 'London Triptych' a couple of months ago now, when I actually read it, but that intention sort of got lost in exams, the end of term, rereading Harry Potter, and going on holiday. But this week I read a book that's been on my shelf for a … Continue reading Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunningham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

All The Globe’s a Stage -From The Globe Theatre ‘Richard II’

I am lucky enough the live very close to an amazing independent cinema and when I saw they would be showing a taped version of Richard II from the Globe theater I couldn't resist. Despite knowing absolutely nothing about the plot, I'm an English Literature student and Shakespeare done right reminds me why I'm studying … Continue reading All The Globe’s a Stage -From The Globe Theatre ‘Richard II’

A Prophetic Doll-house and a Strange Marriage – ‘The Miniaturist’ by Jessie Burton

There's no real reason why I chose this book as my first one to review on my new blog it was simply the book I last read. I picked it up in an Oxfam book shop for a steal.  It's the first book I can remember reading set in 17th Century Holland. It was one of … Continue reading A Prophetic Doll-house and a Strange Marriage – ‘The Miniaturist’ by Jessie Burton