A messy roundup for the tail-end of 2020 including some movies, comedy TV, books and a thumb-killing game.
Redcoat is set in the year 1777 in war-torn Philadelphia. It’s a bit like a Sharpe book but with less battles and more intrigue and romance. Spoilers ahoy!
My four favourites from the books I have read this year.
This 720-page long novel is the first time the legendary horror writer has written a book with his son Owen…
Louis Theroux – Gotta Get Theroux This / Homer – The Iliad translated by Robert Fagles / Stephen King – If It Bleeds / J. R. R. Tolkien – Unfinished Tales / Lee Child – Blue Moon
A quick ramble about yet another book in the Last Kingdom series. It’s a slow starter but eventually gets good…
War of the Wolf is the eleventh book in the Last Kingdom series by Bernard Cornwell and follows straight on from The Flame Bearer.
There’s no ‘midpoint’ movie roundup this month because I haven’t seen that many so far. Instead I’ve been spending my time watching TV shows, doing jigsaws and listening to the audio version of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.
The Flame Bearer by Bernard Cornwell is the 10th book in the Last Kingdom series set in 10th-century Britain. It is very much centred on Uhtred finally winning back his fortress at Bebbanburg from his despicable cousin.
Stewart Lee – The Perfect Fool | Antony Beevor – D-Day: The Battle for Normandy | Arnhem: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 | Ben Aaronovitch – Broken Homes | Michael Moorcock – A Cure for Cancer