Author: Kurt Cobain
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
It’s hard to think of Kurt Cobain as something other than the wild child, boy genius and voice of Nirvana. As someone that grew up in the 90’s I remember from my own childhood seeing Smells Like Teen Spirit on MTV and getting the feeling that they were larger than life because at 6 years old it was impossible to understand their magic or the power that it had over the teens that were screaming that Cobain was their idol. It then took me another 17 years before I got into Nirvana and before I could get past the wailing and automatically recognizable alternation of quiet versus screaming from the top of your lungs sort of singing that was their staple. Because you can’t get into Nirvana if you’re not one of their own – outcast, misfit, misunderstood.
Author: Robert Galbraith/J.K.Rowling
Publisher: Sphere Books
„‘When he started the book we were still – in theory – friends’, said Fancourt, with a grim smile. ‘But writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.’ ”
Author: James Wallman
Publisher: Penguin Books
If you’re ever bored with reading the same old, same old thing and are looking for a book that encompasses information from more than one subject area without wanting to: a) put you to sleep by induced boredom b) slap you across the forehead with a library’s worth or regurgitated information or c) spread one idea over several hundred pages that’s thinner than Kim K’s latest dress than you are in luck my friend because this book is quite the page turner!
Author: Jennifer Niven
Publisher: Penguin Books
Every forty seconds, someone in the world dies by suicide.
Every forty seconds, someone is left behind to cope with the loss.
Author: Suzanne Berne
Publisher: Penguin Group
As night faded toward morning and the pizza box lay empty, the students were filled with a restless desire for even greater knowledge. Would they ever experience sex as something other than sordid and incidental? Ever be able to buy a house, lift their own children into their arms? Did life hold fierce secret joys they could not yet imagine?
They rubbed their eyes and readjusted their ear buds, then returned to Facebook. Only to find themselves glancing up every so often at their pale reflections in the dark rain-streaked windows, wondering what else was out there.
Rain, rain, rain.
Author: Rebecca Hunt
Publisher: Fig Tree
What best defines you – your intentions, your choices, your actions, or what other people make of them in retrospect?
Author: Maria Konnikova
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.
Once upon a time, more than a century ago, we were introduced to a very intelligent detective by the name of Sherlock Holmes who, with the aid of his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson, solved crimes for the Scotland Yard. Now fast forward to our current time, add two movies and two TV shows that have brought the consulting detectives back to our attention and good graces so much so that some of us (myself included) have become a little too obsessed with all things Sherlock Holmes.