non-fiction

What makes this book so great

My first non-fiction book of 2014! And it is a book all about books. The best sort of book ;) I would consider myself a sci-fi & fantas [...]

Rin Tin Tin

The life and legend of the world’s most famous dog While serving during World War I serviceman Lee Duncan came across a little of new [...]

The good, the bad and the multiplex

As a film critic Mark Kermode watches films. A lot of films. A whole lot of films, and he often doesn’t like what he sees. He describe [...]

Obedience to authority

In the 1960s Stanley Milgram and his associates carried out a number of experiments on obedience. They were set-up a situation where people [...]

Grave’s end

In 1982 Elaine Mercado and her family moved from an apartment into what they hoped would be their dream home. This house, in the Gravesend s [...]

The Islandman

Translated from the Irish (An tOileánach) by Robin Flower Tomás Ó Criomhthain, or, if you’d prefer an anglicised version, Thomas O& [...]

In defence of dogs

I watch The Dog Whisperer, and while I enjoy it I’m often put off by Milan’s insistence that the dog wants to be the dominate on [...]

The dogs of war

Received free from NetGalley. I’m a sucker for an animal story, especially a dog story, so although I thought this would be a fairly f [...]

The lost art of reading

It is strange, I’ve often come across media stories on the “decline” of reading as a result of modern technology. Social n [...]
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