Douglas Coupland – Generation A

I was not particularly blown away by this as much as I was by Generation X, Microserfs and All Families Are Psychotic. I had no sympathy for the five characters through which the disjointed story is told.

Gene Wolfe – Peace

Peace is an enigma. A puzzle to be cracked. Perhaps fittingly my copy appeared mysteriously to me a month or so ago, having sat forgotten on a low bookshelf for a year.

Takashi Miike’s First Love

The last Takashi Miike film I saw was his 2015 slice of bizarre comedy violence Yakuza Apocalypse and having enjoyed that a lot it was great to get a chance to go and see one of his films on the big screen. First Love is a humorous and uninhibitedly violent Yakuza tale…

Bernard Cornwell – Sword Song

Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell catches up with Uhtred a few years after the events of The Lords of the North. The book is mostly based in the London area and by Cornwell’s own admission is the least historically accurate of The Last Kingdom series so far. But that doesn’t mean it’s any the less enjoyable.

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot

“Kevin who?”
“Kevin Smith, the American comedy film director. He had a heart attack.”
‘He did? Never heard of him.” If you haven’t either, then please move along quietly, nothing to see here…