Book Review: OK so I read The Game by Neil Strauss

  The Game by Neil Strauss They say "Don't hate the player, hate The Game." But after reading Strauss' Number One Best Seller, it's clear the player's got problems too   When I've had a tipple too many, I have a habit of buying everything on my Amazon wishlist. Sometimes I catch it in time to cancel … Continue reading Book Review: OK so I read The Game by Neil Strauss

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7 Imaginative But Most Peculiar Novels About Death

When it comes to trying to make sense of death, dying, grief and loss, many revert to telling stories – in these book reviews, written for the wonderful Death & The Maiden blog, I look at seven books that explore death and our relationship with it in interesting, imaginative, far from morbid ways. “They are books exploring our relationship with death – how we construct horrors and hopes around dying, how we use story to sooth our anxieties and investigate our fascinations with the deceased.” Why not pop over to Death & The Maiden and check them out?

Death & the Maiden

Writer, blogger and self proclaimed word-nerd Harriet Allner, presents the first in a series of special posts for Death & the Maiden that explore death in literature. This week’s novels take various questions about human life and death, exploring them in interesting, challenging ways. Examining how we construct horrors and hopes around dying, how we use story to sooth our anxieties and investigate our fascinations with the deceased.

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No Taboo, No Problem: Writing about Controversial Topics

Tuesday, 7.30pm, logging on to twitter. I’m leaving work, passing elegant Georgian houses-turned-offices, cutting through leafy squares full of exhausted suits, smiling when I run into someone with a friendly dog that doesn’t care that it’s London and talking to strangers just isn’t the done thing. There’s something about that time of the day: the shackles … Continue reading No Taboo, No Problem: Writing about Controversial Topics

6 Books To Challenge The Way You Think About Thinking

If you're like me and you chase that feeling where it's like an author has just bitchslapped your brain with a brilliant idea, when you can feel your hair stand on end because you *just never thought of it that way before*, or when your whole world turns into a warm ball of goo because everything has been tilted on its axis and you barely know up from down anymore then here are six non-fiction books for you (fiction recommendations coming soon).