Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Former Film editor (2010-2011), Literature editor (2011-2012), Big Cheese at the Cracker Factory (2009-present) One must always judge a book by its cover.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Mark this well in your mind.
Creepy Children’s Books

Creepy Children’s Books

The kids aren’t alright
BOOK CLUB DELUXE EDITION

BOOK CLUB DELUXE EDITION

For months Book Club has been confined to the dusty corner of the Literature section, begging for proper attention and desperate to host more uninformative, moronic questions. Well, Book Club, today is your day: watch yourself sprawl mightily across the page in a lavish and carefree manner! Watch as I ask several students several questions […]
A little long for a Stormtrooper

A little long for a Stormtrooper

In a vain attempt to continue our series of ‘every _____ film in a day’, my flatmate and I decided attempting to watch every Star Wars film in, indeed, a day. Yes we are crazy. That’s two trilogies, totalling about 12 ½ hours. 12 ½ hours of lightsabers, but thankfully, only two hours of Jar Jar Binks. We were going to have to start early. I remarked that we probably couldn’t do it, that our chances were 4,756 to one, but Mickey was having none of it: ‘Never tell me the odds’ he said.
Tailor Made for Students

Tailor Made for Students

A peek at the labyrinthian mind of Haruki Murakami
Profile: Bill Watterson

Profile: Bill Watterson

The Brains behind Calvin and Hobbes
The Calvin and Hobbes collections you need

The Calvin and Hobbes collections you need

All the compilations of the classic comic strip
There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want

There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want

A tribute to Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes
Preview: Manchester Literature Festival 10th – 23rd October

Preview: Manchester Literature Festival 10th – 23rd October

Famous for its eclectic and numerous institutions, the presence of some of the most renowned authors in Britain and, um, loads of people talking about books and stuff over tea, Manchester Literature Festival literally appeals to all ages and there is plenty that will interest students. For any of you who have just arrived at […]
Book Club

Book Club

This week, Steve Jones talks to Georgia Haire, a 3rd year History student who is preparing for winter by immersing herself in the doom and gloom of Jean Rhys. What are you reading, who’s it by and what’s it about? ‘Quartet’ by Jean Rhys. Marya is living in 1920s Paris with her reckless husband. When […]

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