I’ve just finished re-reading this classic story, which came out in 2003. When I first read it, it became one of my all-time favourites. My second reading of it has only deepened my love for such a remarkable book.
I've had a chance to watch a bit more television than usual recently. Here are my reviews of You, Manhunt: Unabomber, Behind Her Eyes, the Queen's Gambit and Peaky Blinders.
While the world was focused on WrestleMania, a far more prestigious event was taking place: Krazy Krusher versus Captain Chaos for the Circle Pit Championship. Here, we have a rundown of the contestants, as well as exclusive video footage of their titanic battle.
Chapter Fourteen: The Twins Drop Mentos In Diet Coke (With Video), How The Internet Sucks, The Outstanding Efforts Of Darren Todd and Jamie Carragher’s Strange Critique Of Alan Shearer
In this entry, I share a video we made with the kids where they dropped Mentos in Diet Coke. I then talk about the frustration of the modern internet, before highlighting a friend who has gone above and beyond this last year, then finishing by dismantling Carragher's argument that Aguero is better than Shearer.
This latest journal entry talks about the structure of my writing and some possibilities for the future. It touches on therapeutic societies and whether they are a good or bad thing, before discussing my lockdown fatigue. Finally, there are some short reviews of films I've seen recently.
Chapter Nine: Recent Writing Reflections, Mortgage Rejection Part Two, No Rammstein This Summer and AEW Thoughts From A Seven-Year-Old
This entry reflects on two recent entries in the LAWES Report, how my efforts to secure a mortgage have to be put on hold, how grateful I am to secure a refund for Rammstein, even though it means not seeing one of my favourite bands, and the continued joys of watching wrestling with my partner's son, who has some great insights into the action.
I recently finished reading Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire, by Akala. Having taken a few days to collect my thoughts, I have written this review of the book I declare is 'an incendiary dissection of the problems affecting modern society.'
Chapter Six: Helping Children Grieve For Pets, A Six Year-Old Reviews AEW, University Update and Bizarre Google Search Terms
This chapter focuses on how my partner and I helped her six-year-old daughter with the grief of losing her pet cat. It also has my partner's son's thoughts on this week's AEW Dynamite, an update on my university issues and the strange search term that will get you to this site.
Chapter Five: the Defeat of Conor McGregor, Football Manager, the Joy of Skipping and OJ Simpson as the Terminator
My thoughts on Conor McGregor and where he goes after defeat to Dustin Poirier, how Football Manager should add a Director of Football Manager mode, how being silly made me smile and a random film fact that makes me laugh.
A bit of a stressful week this time, with buying a new laptop proving frustrating, and my issues with funding my university course still unresolved. Despite those major irritations, I have rediscovered my writing fire, while still finding time to enjoy things in life.
Steve Bruce's Newcastle are epitomised by his handling of Joelinton, with defeat at Sheffield United the final straw. The frustration that club makes me feel led to me updating this website, while Call the Midwife also lifted my mood with their wonderful portrayal of someone with Down's syndrome.