What Makes A Great Spy Novel; Nothing quite beats a good spy novel. As a literary genre, it combines intricacy with style, action, and emotion.
Whilst the general pattern of the coming of age novel has remained regular (protagonist, on the brink of adulthood must overcome social and personal obstacles, in doing so shedding the skin of their childhood self), the context in which they are written has undergone significant change in the last 100 years
From the day of its original publication in Germany in 2013, Timur Vermes’ ‘Look Who’s Back’ (translated from the original title: ‘Er ist wieder da’) was going to ruffle some feathers. The novel combined to hitherto seldom-explored literary genres for German authors: political satire and Adolf Hitler.
Few literature genres divide opinion quite like sporting autobiographies. I believe that well-written sporting autobiographies can inspire people to do great things, and they often detail areas of sport that spectators seldom see, such as negotiations between agents and arranging transfers between teams.
French authors can be every bit as contemporary, funny, and timeless as their older (and, dare I say, Anglophone) counterparts. In order to showcase the best works that modern French literature has to offer, here is a list of five essential French books that you must read in your lifetime.
Movie novelizations are usually the cheapest, pulpiest combination of reading and over-the-top blockbusters. This article explores how the novelization of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI stacks up against the movie.
Judith Grisel was only 13 years old when she got drunk. It was her first time, but the buzz that alcohol produced in her brain was enough to start a series of events that would lead her into the...
In 1997, Jean-Dominique Bauby died. His book was a gift that makes any human reflect on the vulnerability of human life and the strange twists of fate.
In need of more Science Books? We cover five science books that you should read and that will be published in the second half of 2019.
Dictionary Stories is a unique entry in the crowded literary landscape. What could have been a gimmicky collection of nonsense instead shines through as one of the most inventive, varied, and entertaining books to hit shelves in years.