“I’d pretty much pissed away most of my Whuffie… until I’d expended all the respect anyone had ever afforded me” You might assume that that is a quote from our new read, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, but it’s actually from a clickbait article styled ‘These celebrities …
“…since he merely appears in this prologue, there is no need to give his entitlements.” And even more wit cut with fear and spooks from this episode’s author M R James.
Join Fred and Dave as they journey to the exotic South Seas to live with the Typees. Yes, it’s the novel that announced Herman Melville to the world – but is it one that makes the shelf?
“Bully!” Careful phrasing required in this romp around New York with the rough-sleeping, but honorably intentioned adolescent, Richard Hunter.
The gift of choice was denied our reviewers as the internet settled upon them a choice suggested by the twitterverse, but for good or ill?
“You’ll never know what the world has escaped.”
“All that mysterious life of the wilderness that stirs in the forest, in the jungles, in the hearts of wild men.”
Time to take a look at a quintessentially British anti-hero, the gentleman thief A.J Raffles.
A radical departure from our usual fictional fare this fortnight, as we instead read one of the most influential non-fiction works of modern times. ‘An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations’ was written at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution that changed both Britain and the …
Our oldest book to date, probably published in 1682, is one that is surrounded by mystery. Who is the author? Is the book as cynical as it first appears? And does it have relevance to the modern day?