Killer Joe

April 21, 2014

I’ve never been a major or even minor fan of Mathew McConaughey. Neither of his face nor his acting. He has always struck me as a descendant of Skeletor or some other skull-faced bother…typecast into pretty boy roles in romantic comedies for The New Dumb to laugh at and smile at his curls, now and […]

The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman – J. P. Donleavy

April 21, 2014

  A few years ago I read The Ginger Man, by the same author, and i loved it…Since then, i have purchased The Beastly Beautitudes of Balthazar B, or a similar title, by Donleavy…but I never attempted to dive properly into it, and have since lost that book. So, with nothing left to devour of […]

The White Guard – Bulgakov

April 21, 2014

I am in several minds as to how to review this book. For several reasons…After been introduced to Bulgakov via Diaboliad, Heart of a Dog, The Fatal Eggs, the brilliant Country Doctors Notebook and the timeless classic, The Master and Margarita, I was confirmed as a steadfast devotee of Mikhail. He ranked up there with […]

A picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

April 21, 2014

After acquainting myself with the vibrant story of Wilde through the high esteem with which others anointed him, I finally picked up one of his novels through a decidedly one-sided exchange with a Hanoi book-monger. To loosen myself of Last Legion (Manifredi) was joyful, Under the Eagle (scarrow) hardly heartfelt but adding into the equation […]