“Everything was caked in orange dust off the building site: the windows, the furniture, the bottles and tins, their packaging, even the dirty dishes in the sink, the loungers out the back, the envelopes in the hall… I could taste the dust coating the inside of my mouth, like paprika left out for years and gone stale, flavourless.” (more…)
“When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, / And the women come out to cut up what remains, / Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains / An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.” (more…)
This slim fantasy classic has a powerful message beneath its simple, uncluttered surface. (more…)
A confident, powerful, dark debut crime novel that paints a strikingly seedy picture of Manchester’s underworld. (more…)
Truly unsettling Puritan horror from debut writer-director Robert Eggers. (more…)
I have stayed away from my fragrant blog for far too long and for that I apologise. I’ve had some personal issues recently and have been postponing my posts, but a cavalcade of reviews has been building and is waiting to be unleashed. I hope you’re all having a terrific 2017 so far.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
– Alfred Lord Tennyson
A dream-like character study starring Game of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen. (more…)