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9 Modern Books You Have To Read (Says Me, and What the Hell Do I Know?)

When I say modern, I mean modern-ish. I’m talking books written since Shakespeare, by humans who actually speak the same way we do now-eth. Here are 9 books that have had a big impact on my life, and why. Continue reading “9 Modern Books You Have To Read (Says Me, and What the Hell Do I Know?)”

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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Illusions, by Richard Bach has quickly become one of my favourite books, warranting me to reach out to the author and thank him for writing it. He’s in his eighties now and kindly replied to my email: ‘So glad to know you found the story, and the characters and their ideas touched you. They’ve worked in my life for a long time. I hope they’ll be lifelong friends for you, too!’ Continue reading “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah”

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Book Review: The Ocean at The End of The Lane, by Neil Gaiman

I can’t say for sure what prompted me to read Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane, although I do believe it was a combination of two factors: first, I was impressed by the speech Neil gave at an Arts University back in 2012. You know how these famous writers are – they put on a black robe and a silly little hat (google tells me those hats are called mortarboards) and then they start saying incredibly inspirational things. Secondly, a friend told me how much he loved the book, describing it as “a children’s book for adults”. The description sounded bloody awful, but intriguing. Continue reading “Book Review: The Ocean at The End of The Lane, by Neil Gaiman”