Book Review – A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale

Book Review – A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale Review by Ben Macnair   A Place Called Winter is one of those books with a big heart, humanity, and an ability to make peace with the cruelty that so often happens between people. The protagonist, Harry Cane has had a relatively privileged life, and […]

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith

Book Review – Public Library and other Stories by Ali Smith Review by Ben Macnair 9 out of 10 Following up the enormous critical and commercial success of the award winning novel How to be Both cannot have been an easy task for Ali Smith. The prolific short story writer, though has returned to the […]

Review of The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall

Review of The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall Review by Ben Macnair 8 out of 10 ‘The Beautiful Indifference’ is a collection of short stories, where place and time is as important as character or plot. Here are eight stories that fit well together, to form a cohesive collection that looks at the Human condition […]

Review of Strange Beautiful Music

Strange Beautiful Music – A Musical Memoir by Joe Satriani and Jake Brown Review by Ben Macnair The guitarist and composer Joe Satriani is one of those players that needs little introduction to fans of widescreen, technically astounding guitar music and playing. His playing has graced dozens of albums, numerous band projects and guest spots, […]

I can make you hate by Charlie Brooker

Book Review by Ben Macnair Review of I can make you hate by Charlie Brooker ‘I can make you hate’ is a collection of television presenter and journalist Charlie Brooker’s columns from the Guardian written between August 2009 and July 2012, where he pokes splenetic fun at all manner of targets, from politicians, other newspapers […]