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To kill a mockingbird by

I would guess that almost everyone reading this blog is familiar, to some degree, with Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird. The classic story of a good man (Atticus) in a...

Wake of Vultures by

The Shadow #1 Nettie Lonesome was found as a baby and taken in by the Lonesome family. Which is to say used by Mam & Pap Lonesome to work and work...

The rest of us just live here by

Mikey is an ordinary teenager. About to finish at high school, worried and excited about the changes college will bring. He isn’t like the indie kids, you know, the ones with...

The Library at Mount Char by

Part of my RIP reading Carolyn is a librarian. Or at least that is word her Father uses. That is the term she uses for herself. But what she does is...

The Gift dir. by

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn(Rebecca Hall) have just moved and are out shopping when they bump into Gordo(Joel Edgerton), an old friend of Simon’s. He visits their new home, bringing a...

The Blue Place by

When you read that a series of books are “brilliant and heartbreaking and made of awesome sauce and everybody should read them but go into them blind or you won’t get...

Hounded by

Book 1 in the Iron Druid Chronicles Atticus O’Sullivan is not what he appears to be. He is not 21 years old. He is not American. His name isn’t even Atticus,...

End of Watch dir. by

The opening voice-over to this film was almost enough to make me turn if off straight away, but then I would have had to find something else to watch, so I...

The sky is everywhere by

Lennie is seventeen. Her mother went “exploring” when she was a baby, she lives with the Gran and her uncle Big, and until recently her older sister. But Bailey died suddenly,...