YA roundup – home and away
Elizabeth Gibson updates us on the thriving Young Adult books scene
Review: The Girl Who Broke The Rules
Hope Abbott reviews the new crime novel by Manchester-born author Marnie Riches
Quincey, drugs, and excess
Benjamin Mortimer takes a look at the 19th Century essayist Thomas de Quincey’s view of drug culture, highlighting parallels with the present day
Review: Love Takes Guts
Ola Youssef reviews Fuel Café’s charity poetry event, Love Takes Guts, in aid of organ donation
24 per cent of students sacrifice learning materials to eat
Nearly a quarter of all students spend less than half of the recommended budget on food, and many sacrifice spending on university materials in order to eat
The future’s bright for Young Adult novels
Elizabeth Gibson gives an insight into Young Adult literature in her four YA novel reviews
Classics Digested: Paradise Lost
340 years after John Milton’s death, Leonie Dunn considers Milton’s epic portrayal of the Fall of Man
Top 5: Romantic reads
A list of the top five romantic reads just in time for Valentine’s Day
Chaos to Order: Manchester’s Central Library
Leonie Dunn looks to Library Live’s last event that aimed to smash down cultural presumptions and inhibitions surrounding Manchester’s Central Library
Profile: The Chronicles of C.S. Lewis
Books Editor Leonie Dunn looks over the life of the prolific author C.S. Lewis
I love the smell of paper in the morning
Nowadays we choose cheap thrills over classic knowledge; the book must not die
Where have all the book Amagone?
There’s a rumble in the jungle, but this time it’s our small book retailers getting knocked out
Sigmund Freud’s Life and Influence
“Probably no theory evolved by man is as absurd as Sigmund Freud’s theory of penis envy.” –Esther Vilar in ‘The Manipulated Man’.
You Can’t Handle the Truth! – Book to Film Adaptations
Andriana Hambi thinks that novels should stay on the page.
Review: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth
“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”
Franz Kafka – “The Castle” (review)
Alister Pearson reviews Franz Kafka’s novel regarding bureaucracy and frustration, The Castle.
The Death of David Kammerer
On August the 13th, 1944, David Kammerer was found stabbed to death at the bottom of the Hudson River. Alister Pearson explores the troubled relationship between he and his murderer, Lucien Carr.
The Life of Leo Tolstoy
On the 186th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s birth, Alister Pearson remembers the life of the famous writer, philosopher and political thinker.