Neil Gaiman

This is a bit different than my other posts, as I am reviewing an author not a book. This is because Mr Neil Gaiman is quite different; to talk about his work is to talk about him. Let me explain. Whenever I read something of his, I feel cheated. His writing has all the elements…

Dystopian Mood

I was trying to understand why I love dystopias so much. I’ve come to the conclusion that they speak to me in a way that I can’t find in any other genre – or sub-genre. They dig deep into the subconscious need for freedom; the enslavement that is not recognizable in its present – realistic…

moab is my washpot by Stephen Fry

This is an autobiography covering the first 20 years of Stephen Fry‘s life. If you don’t know who he is, you should watch the Black Adder series, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and listen to his amazing voice as he reads all seven books of the Harry Potter stories. Then come back and let me…

The Magus Podview

Finally, I am able to bring you the “podcast” discussion of The Magus. The sound is perfect on my iPad, but I can’t hear anything on my laptop. I hope you won’t have the same problem. This is just a first attempt, nothing fancy, pretty amateurish; if it goes well, maybe we’ll continue it. In…