Book Review: The Clockwise Man by Justin Richards


Author: Justin Richards Title: The Clockwise Man Publication Info: Random House UK (2005) ISBN: 0563486287 Summary/Review: My Doctor Who obsession continues in the printed word with this adventure taking the Ninth Doctor and Rose to Edwardian London.  They are soon embroiled in a mystery that involves, yep, aliens.  It’s a good story and one that probably works best as a…

Book Review: The spirit level by Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett


Author: Richard G. Wilkinson and Kate Pickett Title: The spirit level : why greater equality makes societies stronger by Publication Info: Tantor Media (2011) ISBN: 1452655057 Summary/Review: The thesis of this book is that greater equality creates a better society is a no-brainer for me.  But we live in an age where there are some who promote greater inequality and deny the…

Book Review: Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield


Author: Rob Sheffield Title: Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man’s Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut Publication Info: New York : Penguin Group (USA), 2010. ISBN: 9780525951568 Summary/Review: Sheffield, a music critic for Rolling Stone, writes an amusing and touching depiction of his life growing up in the 1980s with each chapter built around a…