The past can be an ugly son of a gun, can it not? One so ugly that pushing it back in one’s mind proves to be nothing but the most fruitless of mental actions. Like a whale that needs to break thro…

Review: Double Echo by Francois Bloemhof

FF's Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The past can be an ugly son of a gun, can it not? One so ugly that pushing it back in one’s mind proves to be nothing but the most fruitless of mental actions. Like a whale that needs to break through the ocean surface once in…

Featuring characters from some of the Cape Town based author Mike Nicol’s previous novels, Agents of the State is a crime thriller revolving around numerous players, including the South African pre…

Review: Agents of the State by Mike Nicol

Featuring characters from some of the Cape Town based author Mike Nicol’s previous novels, Agents of the State is a crime thriller revolving around numerous players, including the South African pre…

You will not meet a fine man such as Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov easily.  Amor Towles, that New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility has got me thinking, speaking, reading like the …

Review: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

You will not meet a fine man such as Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov easily. Amor Towles, that New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility has got me thinking, speaking, reading like the …

Somewhere in Hackney, London, there is an Immortal Bard worshiping and George Clooney hating middle aged chap named Berthold Sidebottom who is unmarried and lives in his mother’s house. If that unu…

Review: The Lubetkin Legacy by Marina Lewycka

Hardback cover by for new novel The book is partly inspired by the modernist architect Berthold Lubetkin and his vision of rebuilding post-war Britain quote - "Nothing is too good for ordinary people.

The taxing cost of making long distance phone calls to family and friends was a type of adversity that the famous martial arts icon Bruce Lee had to deal with because of his traveling in and out of…

Review: Letters of the Dragon by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)

Martial Thoughts: 4 out of 5 Ninja Stars for "Letters of the Dragon,.

When I see the two words “martial arts” anywhere, I’m instantly thrust back into the mind of my childhood self, pretending to be an expert martial artist in the backyard of my childhood home. There…

Review: The Tao of Gung Fu by Bruce Lee (Edited by John Little)

In the months leading up to his death, Bruce Lee was working on this definitive study of the Chinese martial arts—collectively known as Kung Fu or Gung Fu. This book has now been edited and is published here for the first time in its entirety.

In Patrick Flanery’s third novel, a psychological thriller entitled I Am No One, we meet Jeremy O’Keefe, a New York History professor who occasionally reflects back on his time spent in Oxford wher…

Review: I Am No One by Patrick Flanery

In Patrick Flanery’s third novel, a psychological thriller entitled I Am No One, we meet Jeremy O’Keefe, a New York History professor who occasionally reflects back on his time spent in Oxford wher…

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