Book Review: Literary Theory – A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler My rating: 3 of 5 stars Despite best intentions to take last year off exclusively for writing books, I found that the small amount of private tutoring work I took on to help ‘make ends meet’ while I wasn’t earning commercially blossomed considerably. I should have… Read More Book Review: Literary Theory – A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler

Book Review: Britain by the Book – A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape by Oliver Tearle

Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape by Oliver Tearle My rating: 5 of 5 stars I do like trivia books, I must confess. Give me a lot of facts mixed with a reasonable dose of humour and I’m in cloud nine. I got more than my money’s worth with Dr… Read More Book Review: Britain by the Book – A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape by Oliver Tearle

Book Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

American Gods by Neil Gaiman My rating: 4 of 5 stars I have always wanted to read some Neil Gaiman by himself after reading the brilliantly funny ‘Good Omens’ he wrote with Terry Pratchett eleven years before ‘American Gods’. Prior that this I’d only associated Gaiman with comic books (‘Sandman’ specifically) and, in later years,… Read More Book Review: American Gods by Neil Gaiman