Stranger Things (Happen, Are you Going Round the Twist?)

I haven’t fallen in love with a TV show quite so thoroughly since The Flash. And I don’t think I ever engaged with The Flash as I have with Stranger Things. If you’ve not experienced the utter privilege of watching Read Now …

Hugh Howey’s ‘Sand’, A Review – Or: ‘Sand really goes get everywhere’

  Rumour has it Eskimos have fifty different words for snow. Well, they ain’t got spit on Hugh Howey and his encyclopedia of sand. Have you ever been to the beach? Have you ever built a sand castle? Have you Read Now …

Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’, A Review – Or: ‘I wish I knew more about 80’s pop culture’

  Born too early to explore the universe, born too late to understand eighty percent of the references from Ernest Cline’s teenage years. That opener might make it seem like I didn’t enjoy Ready Player One, but that couldn’t be Read Now …

‘The Flash: Rebirth’, A Review. Or, ‘Damn that boy run fast, what he hiding?’

How many times can The Reverse Flash actually mess with Barry’s legos? The answer is indefinitely. Admittedly, I’m little bit obsessed with The Flash at the moment. I bought a ‘baseball’ cap with his shield on. I’ve delved into the Read Now …

David Brin’s ‘Uplift Trilogy’, A review – Or: ‘You had me at intelligent Chimpanzees fighting alien Birds’

How long would it take you to read a book about spacefaring Dolphins, and Chimpanzees at war with giant birds? A week, maybe two? It took me eight months. But that’s because I’m a slow reader. Some time last year Read Now …

Derek, and the adventure of every feeling I own

I go to comedians to laugh, not to cry. But damn it, did Ricky Gervais make me do both.   Derek is a 2 series, 12 piece comedy-drama written and directed by Ricky Gervais. It focuses on protagonist Derek, a mentally Read Now …