Tag: biography

Triple graphic novel review

Recently my local library updated its graphic novel section, so I loaded up with three big books and got reading. Here they are! 52. Polina by Bastien Vivès I’ve previously read Vivès’ A Taste of Chlorine, and I could see some similarities in style …

47. ‘All My Puny Sorrows’ by Miriam Toews

I don’t think I was mentally prepared for All My Puny Sorrows. I read the blurb first, but still somehow went into it not quite getting what was waiting for me inside. What I experienced was emotionally gut-wrenching and …

2. ‘The Disaster Artist’ by Greg Sestero

Have you ever seen the terrible movie The Room? It’s my favourite bad movie EVER. It’s awful: the dialogue is painfully awkward; the plot hangs together like fifty year old underwear; and it’s writer/director/star, Tommy Wiseau, is a man …

Jung Chang and the Empress Dowager Cixi

This certainly seems to be the month for big name writers to come to Bristol! Not even a week after Louis de Bernières took part in a poetry reading for the Bristol Poetry Festival, Jung Chang, author of the …

51. ‘The Brilliant Women Collection’ by Eve Merrier

The Book: Role models. There are thousands upon thousands of women out there, splashed across magazines, catwalks and screens, that girls look up to, particularly pop stars, actresses and models. But with all the glitz and glam of …