Book Reviews

Into Book Reviews: The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems by Gerry Cambridge

Book: The Light Acknowledgers & Other Poems Author: Gerry Cambridge Publisher: Happenstance Press The Light Acknowledgers owes its existence to two good and faithful servants of poetry: principally its author, Gerry Cambridge, but also the Fife-based publisher, Helena Nelson. Cambridge is the founder and co-editor of the

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Into Books Review: A Marvelous Life – The Amazing Story of Stan Lee

Book: A Marvelous Life – The Amazing Story of Stan Lee Author: Danny Fingeroth Publisher: Simon & Schuster People might know ten film directors or novelists. Maybe even ten painters. But comic book creators? One: Stan Lee Since the 1960’s, few artists have bestrode pop culture like

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Into Book Review: Trouble Songs: Music And Conflict In Northern Ireland by Stuart Bailie

Book: Trouble Songs: Music And Conflict In Northern Ireland Author: Stuart Bailie Publisher: Bloomfield Music is a creative force for good, an outlet to express, ranging from whimsical nonsense through to the damn serious and everything in between. Throughout history, there are songs about oppression, politics, war, struggle, belief,

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Into Book Reviews: For The Good Times by David Keenan

Book: For The Good Times Author: David Keenan Publisher: Faber & Faber Browsing through Twitter recently a tweet from Spider Stacy (Pogues tin-whistle player extraordinaire) perked my attention. “This. This is what’s happening. Seriously brilliant. Fair puts a song in your dark heart and a smile on

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Into Book Reviews: He is Mine and I Have No Other by Rebecca O’Connor

Book: He is Mine and I Have No Other Author: Rebecca O’Connor Publisher: Canongate Opening with a chalk outline of a body on a classroom floor, the fifth chapter of Rebecca O’Connor’s debut novel invokes the morbid seriousness of murder mysteries in fiction and forensic crime series

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Into Book Reviews: The Flame by Leonard Cohen

Book: The Flame Author: Leonard Cohen Publisher: Canongate A problem with being seductive is that you are likely to be indulged. Nice problem to have! But for the serious writer – the kind who writes for God, or the Muse, or even posterity – indulgence is the

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Into Book Reviews: HWFG by Chris McQueer

Book: HWFG Author: Chris McQueer Publisher: 404Ink Release: November 2018 I had never heard of Chris McQueer until he appeared on the excellent ACSOM podcast, where he read stuff from his first collection of short stories, Hings and chatted about Celtic. I then noticed him pop up

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Ninety – Life-Affirming Nostalgia or A Positive Education

BOOK REVIEW Ninety || Johnny Proctor If you’re reading this site, it’s likely you are familiar with the life-changing, and indeed life-saving, qualities of music and football. Rather than being the activities we use to escape from the pressure and rigmarole of daily life, these aspects have

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