by Lee Cross “The book is always better than the movie.” That’s what they say and, if I’m being honest, that’s what I believe too. Not always true of course, let’s read into the record Fight Club, an excellent book certainly but David Fincher, Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter each help to … Continue reading Are Books Always Better Than The Movie?
by Lee Cross I have this guilty pleasure… well I have a few, biscuits before bed time is probably the worst of them; or maybe deliberately starting lunatic rumours, not for malicious reasons, just for the pleasure of seeing if I can get them to bounce back in third-party conversation, stuff like, “did you hear … Continue reading 6 Recurring Themes in Spy Thrillers
by Lee Cross ****Possible Spoilers for The Three Musketeers, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Catch-22 and 1984. No. 1: The Three Musketeers So, I’m reading The Three Musketeers, by the legendary Alexandre Dumas, and loving it – all of a sudden, “One for all! All for One!” they cry, and I can’t help looking … Continue reading 6 of the Best Moments in Literature
by Lee Cross When did Neil Gaiman become mainstream? … Actually, I take that back, I’ve read a lot of his books and there’s nothing mainstreamy about them. I suppose what I mean is, known by the wider public. For myself, I’ve been aware of his writing for perhaps 20 years, but I still consider … Continue reading 5 Neil Gaiman Books You Must Read
Here are 18 quotes from poetry and books about heartache. [Gathered by Regina Kenney] “Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina “The most painful thing is losing yourself … Continue reading 18 Beautiful Literature Quotes About Heartache
by Lee Cross I hear all the time, “I wish I read more,” perhaps you’ve said those very words yourself. Well if you’re serious, if you REALLY do want to get into reading, here’s a few tips I’ve picked up over twenty years as a prolific reader: 1 - Find the right book Simple, right? … Continue reading Top Ten Tips For Making Yourself a Better Reader
This post is an addition to William Kenney's piece, 6 Books That Should Be Made Into a Movie, Again. by Lee Cross William, another contributor here, and a decade my junior (not to mention, a far more avid follower of film than I could ever claim to be), blogged earlier about 6 films he’d love … Continue reading 6 (More) Books That Should Be Made into a Movie, Again
by Regina Kenney Maybe astrology is a whole lot of hooey... But it is a fun mental exercise to dwell on different personality traits, see commonalities between people and ponder how they relate to your own self. (And maybe it's not all hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo! There is a growing body of science about the affects of … Continue reading Which Famous Writers Share Your Astrology Sign?
by William Kenney The recent announcement that yet another attempt to make Frank Herbert’s classic Dune into a movie made me think: “How long does Hollywood have to wait before giving my favorite novel another chance at the big screen?” I mean, we’ve had three men put on the mask and play our friendly neighborhood … Continue reading 6 Books That Should Be Made Into A Movie, Again
by Regina Kenney For Literati Pulp's #BuyUsedBooks month, my brother and I took to the streets of London to find the best second-hand bookstores the city had to offer. Though there are many great bookshops in London (top ten list coming soon) one stood out as the best... Skoob Books has everything you would want in … Continue reading 5 Quirky Aspects of Skoob Books in London