Detective Fiction Based in Facts – A Review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr

In 1896 in New York it appears a killer is exclusively going after underage male prostitute who dress as girls, a rather niche demographic, one that the police department and the newspapers don't really care about. Future President Theodore Roosevelt is the New York police commissioner who is hoping to get corruption out of the … Continue reading Detective Fiction Based in Facts – A Review of The Alienist by Caleb Carr

Pageless Page-turners – My Experience So Far Reading on a Kindle

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators” – Stephen Fry I’ve been reading predominately on a Kindle now for about a month, although it has rather messed up my Instagram aesthetic it did mean the car wasn’t quite so full of books when I moved in to my new house for … Continue reading Pageless Page-turners – My Experience So Far Reading on a Kindle

Death Discussion : A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium’

'The meaning of life is that it stops' - Franz Kafka A few months ago now by the magic of the YouTube algorithm a video called 'Ask a Mortician - Worst Way to Die?' popped up in my recommended viewing list, I was intrigued by the title and clicked. A few hours later I was … Continue reading Death Discussion : A Review of Caitlin Doughty’s ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium’

Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunnigham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

I was intending to do a review of 'London Triptych' a couple of months ago now, when I actually read it, but that intention sort of got lost in exams, the end of term, rereading Harry Potter, and going on holiday. But this week I read a book that's been on my shelf for a … Continue reading Two Novels, Eight Lives – A Review of ‘The Hours’ by Michael Cunnigham, and ‘London Triptych’ by Johnathan Kemp

A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads

Today marks a year since i first joined WordPress, although I feel like I've made considerably less than a year's worth of posts. Hiatuses reaching a couple of months at a time have been regular occurrences and I'm sorry about that. During term time I read for my course, and to be honest sometimes I … Continue reading A Quick Post for the One Year Anniversary of Red Hat Reads