book review

Ottessa Moshfegh’s new book, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” holds up a fun house mirror to the self-care fetish of the privileged.
Jansen’s account of his mother’s life punctures the distorted image of motherhood on the Cape Flats
The idea of reading Jane Austen tends to split readers into those who will read her over and over, and those, like me, who've
Henry VIII still dominates Tudor history, casting a long shadow into the twenty-first century that tends to throw shade upon
"Ether is to light as air is to sound, but far more efficient. You will have noticed that when fireworks ignite, you hear
What does infallible mean? Well, Google seems to think (as well as perhaps consider itself) something that's perfect and cant be critiqued. This book, however chocked full of fact, followed by more facts, some light Saturday night takeaway humour, then some biblical "facts", is hardly perfect. So an ironic title, well Nearly!
Do you remember the Bay City Rollers, Look-In magazine and the Six Million Dollar Man? Gary Nott's circus adventure The Enemy
It's clear that Mike's problems were within himself. Hollywood was the backdrop to his downward spiral, not necessarily its cause. Mike's story nevertheless symbolises the fate of many Hollywood dreams.
If I'm honest, I had initial reservations about reading this book. Was it going to be a misogynistic rant, with hundreds of pages of some bitter bloke whinging and complaining about how unfair life is for men? I was wrong. It is not.
The stories told within the book illustrate beautifully, I feel a father's perception of and reaction to experiences in life when caring for a child with special or additional needs. Many of the real life stories take us from the birth of the child up to adulthood, sharing many happy and painful experiences along the way.