Articles

Ready Player One novel falls flat

April 4, 2018

You could debate for days about book to movie adaptations. Ernest Cline’s ‘Ready Player One’ leaps from pages to the silver screen in Ireland on March 30th, a release that is highly anticipated due to

Books

The dramatic poetry of award-winning Leonita Flynn

April 4, 2018

Last month, poet Leonita Flynn won the Irish Times Poetry Now award for her collection ‘The Radio’. Previous winners such as Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Sinéad Morrissey and Caitríona O’Reilly show that she is up

The Hype

Irish authors to keep an eye on

March 21, 2018

The Irish literary community was recently devastated by the loss of the brilliant award-winning author Emma Hannigan after her battle with cancer. Emma was an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and a very popular novelist

Books

Oh My God What a Complete Aisling

February 21, 2018

  “Loads of the girls in work are like her. Real sensible types, all from down the country. One of them wears her county jersey every casual Friday and then throws on a pair of

Books

Books that portray the reality of mental illness

February 7, 2018

The theme of mental illness is no stranger to the literary world. However, in an age where mental illness is often romanticised, it can be hard to find stories that show its complexity and reality.

Television

Controversy over Lord of The Rings TV adaptation

November 29, 2017

The Lord of the Rings is quite frankly one of the best stories ever written. J.R.R Tolkien created an epic fantasy novel, which was then turned into an equally epic film series.

Books

The 10 Most Timeless Reads

November 15, 2017

A leading art critic of the Victorian era once said, “All books are divisible into two classes, the books of the hour, and the books of all time.” This quote is still true today. Here are

The Hype

The sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur

November 15, 2017

Rupi Kaur, the Instagram poet who has arguably changed modern poetry,  has published more of her work in a collection called ‘the sun and her flowers’. It is, to put it simply, another literary masterpiece.

Books

Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

October 25, 2017

The sixth book from critically-acclaimed author John Green Turtles All The Way Down follows sixteen year old Aza Holmes as she and her best friend pursue the mystery of a disappearing billionaire. Or at least,

Books

Kazuo Ishiguro wins 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature

October 25, 2017

Kazuo Ishiguro is a British novelist and screen-writer who originates from Japan. On October 5th, he was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature. Kazuo is a superb writer “who, in

Flux

Amazon bookstores dehumanise book buying

October 11, 2017

Amazon is a multi-billion-dollar company that has been around for over two decades. They stream music and TV shows, sell everything from cameras to Halloween costumes and have revolutionised reading with the kindle. They also

Books

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

September 27, 2017

Milk and Honey is a stunning poetry book written by Rupi Kaur, a Canadian writer of Indian descent. In the beginning, she posted her work on Instagram along with simple drawings which are a key

Features

One to watch: Carrie Hope Fletcher

September 27, 2017

These days, recognition for people that are not featured on a television show or do not have an extensive list of top ten hits is scarce. That is not to say that television stars and

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Features

Books have a future, but not in storytelling

December 2, 2015

A company called Books by the Foot has emerged and it allows buyers to purchase a linear foot of books at a set price to match the interior design of their chosen room. You select a broad subject and the colour you want and then the company chooses the books to complete your collection.