Literature

Black Mass

Why, The Student, are you reviewing a non-fiction book that was released 17 years ago?’ you may ask. Because, dear reader, it was adapted into a Johnny Depp-starring blockbuster 18 months back, and has consequently and predictably been re-released...

Blackwell’s Presents: The Scottish Bothy Bible

Having published his book The Scottish Bothy Bible earlier this year, Geoff Allen gave a talk at Blackwell’s in Edinburgh last Thursday. Witty, personal and very informative, Geoff Allen provided a fascinating insight into the way in which he...

Insanely Gifted

Jamie Catto’s Insanely Gifted acts as insightful guidance regarding how an individual should live one’s life. Rather than a one-time read, the work acts as a manual to which readers can refer back, as they consider how they should think and act...

Dalí

Edmond Baudoin’s stunning new masterpiece, Dalí, is more of a surrealist experience than an explanation of surrealism. An educative conversation about the life of Salvador Dalí serves as a loose framework for the graphic novel, but the flow...

Taduno’s Song

As far as debut novels go, one would be hard pressed to find a tale as beautifully written and thoroughly engaging as that of Nigerian author, Odafe Atogun. The freshman writer draws on his own experiences growing up under an oppressive regime to...

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