June in books

How are we more than halfway through the year already? 2020 was a complete write-off and I feel like 2021 has pretty much been the same so far. I try not to complain because I've been extremely lucky compared to other people over the course of pandemic. The nature of mine and my partner's jobs … Continue reading June in books

Review: ‘Murder: The Biography’ Kate Morgan

The stories and the people involved in the history of murder are stranger, darker and more compulsive than any crime fiction. There’s Richard Parker, the cannibalized cabin boy whose death at the hands of his hungry crewmates led the Victorian courts to decisively outlaw a defence of necessity to murder. Dr Percy Bateman, the incompetent … Continue reading Review: ‘Murder: The Biography’ Kate Morgan

What my 16 year old self thought of Twilight – A painful read

So, as I often do, I was scrolling through my Facebook memories the other morning, relishing snapshots of life from the BC (Before Covid) era. On this particular morning, though, I stumbled upon something that my 16 year old self had very boldly dubbed an article. The article in question is about the first Twilight … Continue reading What my 16 year old self thought of Twilight – A painful read

Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote

Controversial and compelling, In Cold Blood reconstructs the murder in 1959 of a Kansas farmer, his wife and both their children. Truman Capote's comprehensive study of the killings and subsequent investigation explores the circumstances surrounding this terrible crime and the effect it had on those involved. At the centre of his study are the amoral young killers … Continue reading Review: ‘In Cold Blood’ Truman Capote