A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Rating: ❶❷❸❹⑤ I have no idea why I've never read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness before. Genuinely, no idea. I remember my school library had an illustrated copy that I would occasionally pick up and flick through, admiring the gothic and dramatic pictures. Yet every time I would return the book to the shelf. But finally, FINALLY, … Continue reading A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

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A Star Is Born: And it’s Probably a Guy…

This week I went to the cinema (like so many others) to see A Star Is Born. I don't think my response was that different to many others: the music was great, Lady Gaga can act, Bradley Cooper can direct, the first act is the best part, etc. Most of the reviews I've read or podcasts I've listened … Continue reading A Star Is Born: And it’s Probably a Guy…

Bohemian Rhapsody: Forget the flaws and enjoy the music.

Rating: ❶❷❸④⑤ It's taken 27 years since his death from HIV/AIDs in 1991, to make a biopic about Freddie Mercury. While there's been plenty of biographies, documentaries, and gossip about Mercury over the year, there's never been a dramatisation of his life, until now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAH4hFlSwXk Rami Malek stars as Queen's frontman and gives a performance … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody: Forget the flaws and enjoy the music.

How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran

Rating: ❶❷❸❹⑤ Caitlin Moran's How To Build A Girl follows the hilarious adventure of Johanna Morrigan, a teenager in the nineties who is determined to kill herself. Not literally, but metaphorically Johanna wishes to build a new self in the form of Dolly Wilde, a cut-throat, top hat-wearing, music journalist. We follow Johanna on this wild(e) journey … Continue reading How To Build A Girl by Caitlin Moran