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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

“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

Top 5 author name changes

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

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

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

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

Top Five: Horror Works

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

5 Most Controversial Books

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

This week in literature

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

Preview: The Orb

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

My Literary Hero: Hubert Selby Jr

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

The Kindle: to buy or, not to buy?

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

Opinion: Is Ghostwriting a Problem?

After discovering that “My Booky Wook” was written by someone other than Russell Brand, Alister Pearson asks whether ghostwriting is a bad thing or not.