Five books you could have been forbidden to read

J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Voltaire’s Candide, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,  and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. While these are all great works of literature that you may…

Review: Alasdair Gray, Spheres of Influence I

Man, Glasgow is LOVING Alasdair Gray right now. We’re making films, running exhibitions and generally giving cultural shout outs to our favourite Glasgow OG. It does help that he looks like a particularly friendly…

Relentless: Book Review

A great deal more than a Holocaust story Fatelessness is powerful, carefully presented concentration camp fiction. Dreadful though the story is, it is a masterly, subtle and constantly surprising novel, told through a narrator…

100 Years of Dylan Thomas

The poetry of Dylan Thomas is inextricably linked to the life of the man. His lifestyle and legacy almost parody the stereotype of a romantic poet; drinker, womanizer, inevitably obsessed with death and beauty…