I’ll be honest, judging from the summary- “Truth. Justice. Dicks.”- I was slightly sceptical before I started to watch American Vandal. I’m glad that I persevered after the first few episodes, as it fast became one of those shows when you don’t just want to watch the next episode, you need to. Urgently. Until you’ve […]Read More American Vandal- satire, silliness and style
If I had to sum up my reaction to New Pompeii in one sentence it would be this: interesting premise, uninspiring execution. That’s not to say that it contains no positive features, as it definitely does, but I was largely underwhelmed by the plot, narration and characters.Read More New Pompeii by Daniel Godfrey
I was watching Irish people on YouTube react to Rick and Morty when one of them said something that stuck in my mind: ‘I don’t consider [Rick and Morty] sci-fi though’. That got me thinking: what is it about Rick and Morty that differentiates it in the minds of the average media consumer from the […]Read More Is Rick and Morty ‘proper’ sci-fi?
It’s not often that I read a book which I feel like I can recommend to everyone, a book that I believe both my mother and my best friend- people who have generally disparate albeit overlapping tastes- will get something out of.
So, on the occasion that I stumble across a book of this rare and special type, like The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry, it is generally a very rare and special book indeed.Read More The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry