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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More