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 ………

Seeds of Resistance; ‘Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins

When any of the following situations happen I will be screwed: zombie apocalypse, Blade Runner, mutant humans, Ragnarok. I enjoy permanent housing, electricity, working toilets and soft bedding. I do not cope well outside of these rules to the detriment of others. Moaning appears to be my super power, a rather unattractive trait as no one enjoys a pessimist. We can be funny at first, but it soon tires and while I am not entirely ………

A Rock In A Riverbed; ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ by Khaled Hosseini

“Whatever rights your have are because feminists went out and grabbed them for you. Feminists, not shoe designers or chocolate manufacturers.” On International Women’s Day 2012 Linda Grant took to twitter. In making the above statement, she was asserting that women should remember what has been fought for to enable them to have the rights and freedoms they are entitled to, and continue to be empowered by it. Thirty years ago I would have had ………