Tag: calligraphy

28. ‘The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains’ by Neil Gaiman

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was originally published in a collection of Neil Gaiman’s stories. Essentially it is a short story, that has been transformed into a novella by the illustrations of Eddie Campbell. The …

27. ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston

This gorgeous book came from my recent trip to Hay-on-Wye. I wandered into the stunning, wood-panelled Richard Booth’s and worked my way up the creaking stairs to the general fiction department.   Their Eyes caught my attention straight away, …

26. ‘Johnny Got His Gun’ by Dalton Trumbo

This is by far the saddest book I’ve ever read. And, given that I love sad books and actively seek them out, that is quite an achievement. When I started Johnny Got His Gun, I didn’t really have any …

25. ‘Nobody True’ by James Herbert

When I was a teenager, I remember seeing Nobody True on sale in WHSmith. It was there for ages and every time I went in I would pick it up, read the blurb and nearly buy it. But for some reason …

24. ‘Revenge’ by Yoko Ogawa

One of my favourite words was made up by a blogger. According to The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, sonder means: “The realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their …