Flowers for Algernon- Book Review

Flowers for Algernon is the first novel by American author Daniel Keyes. Originally published in 1959 as a short story, it was later expanded into a full-length novel, which was published in 1966. It has since become renowned as a classic, both of the science-fiction genre and of American literature in general. The story is…

A Time Like Now

Belle hasn’t seen her Father for a very long time, it’s understandable that she would be nervous; the question on the tip of her tongue is very important. He better turn up.

Why Pokemon is darker than you remember

Following the international release of Pokemon go, everyone under the age of thirty has once again gone f*$&ing bananas for the world of virtual pocket monsters. Gamers are leaving the house, making friends in real life and patronising local businesses in order to catch these clever amalgamations of ones and zeros, and the app is…

Is Pokemon Go Good Or Bad?

Beware, you enter the realm of a Pokemon Go think-piece. This be a dangerous place. A place where people believe they have the philosophical and sociological answers attributed to Pokemon Go. Are they stealing our data? Is this the end of civilisation as we know it? And is a Dratini worth running across traffic for?…

Defeated pt 4

I watched every season pass, and many inmates go. I watched guards change almost daily, each time a new one because the previous couldn’t deal with the demanding prisoners. After six and a half excruciating years it was finally my time to exit the Earth in the way God had obviously intended. I was hoping…

Why True Romance is the most underrated Quentin Tarantino film

Quentin Tarantino is, rightfully, one of the most loved and respected writer/directors of the last couple of decades. Most of his films, such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill, have been declared essential viewing within film fan circles. Although his work is often highly controversial and divisive, with accusations of everything from gratuitous…

5 great ways Feminism is sneaking into horror movies

Why is horror like pornography? Because women do it better. Hollywood hasn’t realised this yet, so horror is still a massive boy’s club. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of talent out there at the moment; James Wan and Mike Flanagan are redefining the genre (think Oculus, not Ouija), and The Visit was almost…

So, What’s So Great About The Walking Dead?

Despite it having been released a good number of years ago, I only recently got into the popular television series, The Walking Dead. Not only have I got into it, I’ve become nothing short of addicted to it. At the risk of sounding sadistic, there’s just something exciting about watching these fictional people struggle to…

Euro 2016 Review

So it’s over. The teams have all gone home, some in jubilation, some in despair. But what have we learned? We’ve learnt that Cristiano Ronaldo will probably become a manager who screams at his players and pushes them back onto the pitch when they’re injured. Iceland’s thunder-clap will become a fashion around the footballing world….

Defeated pt. 3

The ‘funny’ thing about being on Death Row is that you don’t know when it’s your time to go. They come for you one day during your sentence and tell you the date has been set, and you can appeal it if you want to. Your life becomes a ticking clock; you’re constantly counting the…

Why you should watch Peaky Blinders

  Over the last few weeks, I’ve been watching the BBC’s excellent crime drama Peaky Blinders, written by Steven Knight. With the news that the show has been renewed for a fourth and fifth series, I decided to explore what it is that makes it so unique and addictive. Peaky Blinders first aired back in 2013…

Flashforward, pt .1

I’m a journalist at heart, let’s make that clear. I’ve interviewed everybody who’s anybody, from rebel leaders in active warzones to civil leaders on their deathbeds, so when I was told to write a two page spread on some scientist and his discovery I could afford to let my mind wander. Scientists were all the…