Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – Book Review

This week on The Couch I travelled back in time to where science fiction was not so futuristic, minimalist, and shiny, but merely ‘sciencey’ made fictitious. I travelled with Prof. Aronnax upon a voyage to find a mysterious sea-monster. Upon getting thrown overboard in an attack, we discovered that the ‘monster’ was merely a marvellous…

A Deadly Education – Book Review

I must first apologise for being a little reclusive for the past few weeks. I did indeed fall into a rabbit hole with Tom’s stories about Spooks and dark monsters, so much so that I forgot to post about them. One could say that I fell into the crack of The Couch. But I am…

The Spook’s Apprentice – Book Review

This week on The Couch I fell down the rabbit hole of an exciting world filled with darkness, witches, boggarts, and general nastiness in Joseph Delaney’s The Spook’s Apprentice. Meeting the book’s protagonist, Tom, I was wrapped up in an adventure like no other as I read all about the boy’s leaving home, becoming employed…

The Wide Sargasso Sea – Book Review

This week on The Couch, I took a trip to the Caribbean. Sadly there were no baby-faced blacksmiths or sexy Depp pirates, but I did meet a tragically interesting woman and her husband, tricked into a marriage that brought happiness to no-one. Read all about it on the ‘Book Review’s tab, and right here!

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…