How to Alienate Readers, Too

Book Review: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People I bought this book because the title caught my eye, and the quotes on the cover were divine: "I'll rot in hell before I give that little bastard a quote for his book" - Julie Birchill However, having read this all the way through - I … Continue reading How to Alienate Readers, Too

Into Temptation

This review originally appeared on Fat Quarter on 25 November 2009. Into Temptation: Poetry by Sophia Blackwell Every one of these words rings true and glows like burning coal “Gay Rage was my teenage agenda, my mates talking race, class and gender. We’d get in frantic states and semantic debates when some poof called some … Continue reading Into Temptation

Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader

Book Review: Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader Musical one-off and self-styled blues hobo shoots the breeze Chances are if you’re willing to pick up and read this book, you already love Tom Waits and want to learn more about the man who evokes a subterranean bohemia with songs such as ‘The Piano … Continue reading Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader