I read a lot of comics. As such, I’m going to experiment with including comic reviews from time to time. If comics aren’t your thing; bare with me. I’m going to try to hand pick those that I hope will have a broader appeal.
I stumbled across The Private Eye whilst looking through a list of great comics from 2013. It was right there at the top and whilst I was intrigued I still ignored it for almost two weeks before finally grabbing a copy. Even then, it stayed on my PC for a week further still before I bothered to start reading. I am very happy that I finally did.
Continue reading Book Review(ish): The Private Eye [Issues 1-7]
I was somewhat hesitant about “reviewing” this book given that it was edited by Professor David Wall, a colleague of one of my current supervisors. As such, the notion that I might read it and disagree was a present thought in the back of my mind. Luckily, I don’t need to worry about that as I would say this is definitely one of the better criminological texts covering the internet and the Web.
Continue reading Book Review: Crime and the Internet
I will preface this review with the statement that I had already fallen in love with Vonnegut when I read The Sirens of Titan many years ago. Sirens inspired a favourite sort of story within a story (adapted into 2081) and contains a line that has continued to fascinate me as much as it perplexes me: “The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody “ she said, “would be to not be used for anything by anybody”.
I wanted to put the above statements first before saying that I didn’t really like Slaughterhouse-Five.
Continue reading Book Review: Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death