Great Expectations -Book Review

This week on The Couch I took a trip back to Dickensian England: the sooty streets, the country full of convicts, and the people just as dirty and wild, as I curled up with a classic. I met with Pip and learned all about his childhood and his mysterious patronage that would allow him to…

Brideshead Revisited – Book Review

This week on the Couch, things got charismatic and a little dispiriting as I met with some very rich and intriguingly eccentric people, only to watch their charm of youth wither and lead to unfulfilled lives. Gatsby, eat your heart out.. Read all about it on the ‘Book Reviews’ tab, and right here!

Soul Music – Book Review

This week on the Couch I continued to follow Death around the Discworld. I watched as he went MIA and his Duty fell to his unsuspecting granddaughter Susan who, like her father, can’t quite seem to do the job impartially. Of course, it didn’t help that a new form was music was sweeping across the…

Mort – Book Review

This week’s choice of novel seemed rather appropriate given the current state of jobs, careers, and financial security. I entered the magical realm of the Discworld and met Mort, a bit of a no-hoper who somehow lands a job as Death’s apprentice! His first day on the job did not go well… Read about it…

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident -Book Review

It looks like I’ve got a few guests staying on the Couch for the foreseeable future. Having gotten so intrigued by young Artemis Fowl and is magical ‘friends’, I simply had to invite them stay for a while! This week they regaled me with a tale of Arctic exploration, rescue, and an internal sabotage plot…