Non-Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by

Another short one to blow through. I was due to see him live soon, but it’s been postponed due to “the virus.” While entertaining, and easy to read, with some genuinely laugh-out-loud passages, this felt like a bit of a cynical cash grab. I’ve not read his longer book yet (this was a gift), but – Read the rest of this review

Longitude by

Like access to light at the flick of a switch, the modern world has become completely used to, and entirely dependant upon, accurate time-keeping. As with lighting, that wasn’t always the case though. That lack of precision made things like navigation very difficult and very dangerous. Even today, the navigation system most of us rely – Read the rest of this review

A Slip of the Keyboard: Collected Non-fiction by

Somewhat different to the usual Pratchett work, as this is purely non-fiction. The collection includes pieces from various points in his career, covering many topics. Whether it’s writing about Christmas, accepting awards or discussing how he’d like to die, Pratchett is always clever and engaging. Many of the works will make you smile, some will – Read the rest of this review

Porcelain by

If you’ve not heard of Moby, you’ll probably have heard one of his songs. They grace so many blockbuster movies, from the Bourne series to Any Given Sunday, Heat to Blue Crush that they’re almost impossible to miss. He’s an internationally known and well-regarded artist. I assumed he’d had a fairly easy and straightforward rise – Read the rest of this review