I’ve seen the movie at the cinema at the start of last year and I was absolutely enthralled with the concept. A black man joining one of the most bigoted and uncultured and ignorant cult there is? The KKK? That must be a good read! I was thoroughly disappointed in the book! Read in aContinue reading “Black Klansman – Memoir by Ron Stallworth”
It was 1935 and there was entertainment on the radio, there was no TV and the kids could play outside unsupervised. And a black man was accused of raping a white woman. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” It’s been aContinue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee”
As a kid I understood that people were different colors, but in my head white and black and brown were like types of chocolate. Dad was the white chocolate, mom was the dark chocolate, and I was the milk chocolate. But we were all just chocolate. This is the life story of comedian Trevor NoahContinue reading “Born a Crime – Trevor Noah Book Review”
The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited. I read this one while I was still in high school and I thought it was quite dark and (in parts) extremely troubling. This was an amazing book then and I wondered whether it would have aged well like wine. And I re-read it again overContinue reading “A bag of bones * Stephen King Book Review”
If you like vampire stories and have read a little Bram Stoker here, a bit of The Strain there, (even Anne Rice counts) then you’ll know that the fascination with the undead continues to make a good horror read. Mix in some Chinese legends and you’ll get a twist. A vampire that is not deterred byContinue reading “The Summoning * Bentley Little”
George and Lennie are migrant American labourers –the one alert and protective and the other strong, stupid and potentially dangerous. This is the powerful story of their relationship and their dreams of finding a more stable and less lonely way of life.