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Fish out of Water: A Voyage into Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

This fish is thrown into the abstract and obtuse world of Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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“De Profundis” by Oscar Wilde – review

Why Oscar Wilde’s letter is the perfect reason why the 49000 men convicted of the ‘gross indecency’ law should be pardoned

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Top 5 author name changes

Five authors who changed their names, and the supposed reasons why

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Review: Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis with Larry Sloman

Not for the faint-hearted, Kiedis reveals his innermost sins in one of the most explosive rock autobiographies ever written

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Nobel Prize for Literature Winner 2014: Patrick Modiano

Books editor Alister Pearson looks at this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature winner, Patrick Modiano, and how a man who is barely known outside his native country France managed to win the much revered prize

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Review: Russell Brand – Revolution

Books editor Alister Pearson reviews Russell Brand’s third book, ‘Revolution’, that commands us to overturn this corrupt capitalist society in favour for a society focused on love

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Top Five: Horror Works

After Halloween, Books Editor Alister Pearson gives his top 5 horror works of literature

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5 Most Controversial Books

Following the official banned books week, Alister Pearson chooses his top five most controversial books ever

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Preview: The Orb

The Orb present ‘adventures beyond the ultraworld & UFOrb’ LIVE

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This week in literature

Alister Pearson returns to 1957 when legendary absurdist Albert Camus won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Literature

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My Literary Hero: Hubert Selby Jr

Alister Pearson tells you why Hubert Selby is his literary hero after reading Last Exit to Brooklyn

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The Kindle: to buy or, not to buy?

Books Editor Alister Pearson provides a response to Leonie Dunn in favour of the Kindle