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Books | ‘The Establishment’ enlightens readers to the injustices of modern society

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In his new book The Establishment: And how they get away with it, Owen Jones attempts to introduce a debate that is ‘long overdue – a debate not just about who rules us, but about the threat they pose to democracy itself’. Jones was also the author of the international … Read More

Books | Shark by Will Self: The finest of reading experiences

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Set mainly in the 70s, Shark centres around the residents of Concept House in London. Created by Zach Busner, the house acts as a live-action experiment against the use of psychiatric hospitals. The roles of ‘Doctors’ and ‘patients’ are abandoned and each member is requested to view all residents as … Read More

Books | Top 5 Exotic Reads

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If you’re one of those faced with a summer of erratic British weather, an endless stream of friends’ holiday snaps on your Facebook newsfeed and only a very slight chance of getting a tan, why not delve in to some of the best exotically located novels? Be transported to a … Read More

Interview | Dawn O'Porter – 'TV networks don't think women are as good as men.'

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You’d be mistaken for thinking that Dawn O’Porter is some kind of superhero. Journalist, reporter, performer, documentary maker and novelist are but a few of the titles she’s achieved in under a decade. Yet she sits in front of me now, very much a real person, trying to squeeze in … Read More

Books | How should a person be?

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“We live in an age of some really great blow-job artists. Every era has its art form. The nineteenth century, I know, was tops for the novel” In How Should a Person Be? memoir, fiction and abstract philosophical discussion meet to explore human nature and what it ultimately means to … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Dune

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LSi presents the abbreviated guide to Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi epic. Who? Paul Atreides – Teenage heir to the noble House Atreides. As opposed to yelling obscenities down his Xbox Live headset, his teenage life consists of taking on the role of Space T. E. Lawrence. Lady Jessica Atreides – Paul’s … Read More

Books |An astronaut’s guide to life on earth

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It’s not often that you get an insight into a job so far removed from everyday life that it literally happens off planet. Chris Hadfield is a man who has done it all – alongside commanding the International Space Station, he’s flown fighter jets, recorded music videos and been the … Read More

Books | Butcher's Crossing

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With the rediscovery of the 1965 novel, Stoner or “the greatest American novel you’ve never heard of” last year, the late John Williams has been propelled from relative obscurity to take his rightful place as one of the greatest American novelists of the last century. Butcher’s Crossing couldn’t be further … Read More

Books | Cheat's guide to Crime and Punishment

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In honour of Penguin’s re-release of the Russian classic, we give the low down on Dostoyevsky’s magnum opus . Existentialism and axe murders. Need we say more? Who? Rodion Raskolnikov -A destitute former student, handsome but morally depraved. At times kind, but always a touch insane. Sofya Marmeladov – Raskolnikov’s love. Sonya is … Read More

Books | A song for the dying – As close to a perfect crime novel as you can get

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When a book has a name like ‘A Song for the Dying’, it shouldn’t be hard to guess what it’s about: gruff detectives, gruesome murders and gallons of blood. In his new book for 2014, Stuart MacBride delivers these in spades. Eight years ago, Ash Henderson failed to catch ‘the … Read More