We've recently read China Mieville's The City and The City for not one but two book clubs this year and were absolutely thrilled by it. I podcast about it in January, before suggesting it to the Book Elf (@bookelfleeds) who mentioned it during our February podcast - and she's now passed it onto the Silent … Continue reading TRAILER – The City and The City
Four new cases! Sort of. Had popped in to OKComics for one of our usual (increasingly) surreal, bizarre and incoherent conservations last week when I overheard one of their regulars discussing the X Files comic. As a HUGE fan of the series; I knew I'd have to read it. The X Files was one of … Continue reading The X Files
OZYMANDIAS PERCY B SHELLEY I MET a Traveler from an antique land, Who said, "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desart. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read, Which … Continue reading Breaking Bad – Ozymandias – Percy B Shelley
As a fan of the Bard, I'm very excited to read about the Hogarth Shakespeare programme, launching in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. Similarly to the Canongate Myth series, contemporary authors will be commissioned to create 'cover versions' of many of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays. To reinvent the plays as prose, … Continue reading Covering Shakespeare!
Leeds Book Club is thrilled to be joined by Mark Catley - a scriptwriter for TV (such as Casualty, Eastenders and a Call the Midwife episode here and there) and the stage (Angus Thongs and Scuffer). We discuss his upcoming production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse of Sherlock Holmes - Best Kept Secret (squee!); his … Continue reading Interview with Mark Catley
WTFBC JOSS WHEDON THE COMPLETE COMPANION POPMATTERS It's always tricky reviewing a book that naturally divides itself up - short stories for example. If you get too stuck in on one section; you might not have time to get an overall view of the writing and so on. And the write up's … Continue reading WTFBC – Book 3 – The Complete Companion – Review
WTFBC - KILLER ANGELS Michael Shaara A few more book clubbers attended this week - so we instantly got to work on dissecting the book. Certainly everyone found the level of detail to be fascinating - with one noting that it felt like the author had witnessed it first hand! He presented the … Continue reading WTFBC – Book 2 – Killer Angels – Review