Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett My rating: 5 of 5 stars If the overtly colonial ‘King Solomon’s Mines’ was my secret porn (as I wrote recently), then Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series is my opium – and one I’m open and honest about. The series of books was unique for a number of reasons,… Read More Book Review: The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett

Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stars I’ve given this book are, I’ll admit from the start, somewhat out of respect for this brilliant author rather than wholly deserved with this ‘sequel’ to his superb ‘Sapiens’. There are many passages which frankly… Read More Book Review – Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Theatre Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Originally published in Lancashire Life Theatre Review: A Streetcar Named Desire By Ken Powell The English Touring Theatre (ETT) have come to the Lake District’s Theatre by the Lake (TBTL) to present a new version of Tennessee William’s classic ‘A Streetcar Named Desire‘. Just as the themes of the play are difficult (Williams didn’t believe… Read More Theatre Review: A Streetcar Named Desire

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s no doubt about it, Margaret Atwood spins a good yarn. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is an interesting, well-written dystopian story of a near future where strict and extremist Christian religion has taken over the entire political and social order of America and subdued… Read More Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood