More than half way through my Reading Ahead Challenge, I’d already visited an art show in Paris, braved the jungles of Colombia, and been dazzled by visions of the near future. But, like one of the characters in the novel I’ve just finished, I did not expect to enjoy my time on a tiny island in… Continue reading Book Review: Nation
Sir Christopher Lee has been a feature of British cinema for more than fifty years, but sadly all great careers must come to an end. He died on Sunday 7th June 2015, but he left us with a lot of incredible performances.
Tears have been shed in the Information Store today as the death of Sir Terry Pratchett was announced on Twitter, in Discworld style: “Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER”
Terry Pratchett is most famous for his Discworld series and Neil Gaiman for his fantasy novels and his work on Doctor Who, but in 1990, the two worked together on a novel that would be a near-perfect example of collaborative fiction, using Pratchett’s wit and Gaiman’s talent for bringing sympathy to huge mythological concepts to create… Continue reading Book Review – Good Omens
For the latest in our series of reviews on comedy books and films, Going Postal by Terry Pratchett (BOOK ZONE 823.91) is one of the best remedies for exam stress. It takes place on the magical Discworld, a flat world which sits on the back of four elephants that in turn stand atop a giant turtle called A’Tuin that slowly flies through space. Discworld is one… Continue reading Book Review: Going Postal