Hope and Rebellion; ‘Mockingjay’ by Suzanne Collins

Middles; why are most of them awful? I am hard pressed to find a middle section of a trilogy or three-parter that I prefer to the beginning or the end. With of course the exception of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, which is definitely the best film of the three; you cannot beat giant talking trees. The middle episodes of Sherlock are never as brilliant as the others, I put The Subtle Knife ………

You have to trust Tyler; ‘Fight Club’ by Chuck Palahniuk

A night of uninterrupted sleep is a beautiful thing, and what I can only assume is due to my fear, worry and guilt, means it is a rare and beautiful experience for me. I miss childhood, when the only worry was if someone decided to dislike you or your mum denied you the high heeled shoes you wanted for school; those where the days of sleep. Now sleep is interrupted by worries, noise, temperature and ………

The Psychopath Test; ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick

Occasionally, but not often, I become concerned I am either too desensitised, or alternatively, a horrific human being. I find it easier to emotionally connect to a book, TV or a film than events in my own life; the greater the distance to my own existence the more inclined my brain is to induce an emotional reaction. I have never cried at a funeral or wedding, and I have never been elated either. I stand ………

Män som Hatar Kvinnor; ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ by Stieg Larsson

When I was young I had no idea who I wanted to be. A lot of my friends have funny anecdotes (a frog being the best) or are now achieving their desired careers; I was and still am utterly clueless. Although, a frog sounds like a rather attractive prospect, minus the slime and flies. Once she decided street cleaning was not for her (I have been told not to ask) my friend, Sophie wanted to ………