I Wanna Be Yours by John Cooper Clarke

The last few years has seen something of a resurgence in the career of the so-called punk poet laureate, Dr. John Cooper Clarke, and, as part of that, he released I Wanna Be Yours, an autobiography named for one of his more lauded poems. To the casual observer, or even the slightly less casual, it’s... Continue Reading →

Jaws by Peter Benchley

Released in 1975, Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Jaws remains an undisputed classic that changed the face of mainstream cinema (for good or ill) but, somewhat less revered these days, is the book on which it was based, released only a year before and written by Peter Benchley. Inspired by tales of shark attacks off... Continue Reading →

The Godfather by Mario Puzo

It’s fair to say that The Godfather is one of those things most people have heard of whether they have seen the films by Francis Ford Coppola or, indeed, read the original novel by Mario Puzo, or not. Having watched the full film series properly a few months ago I thought it time I took... Continue Reading →

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