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…

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…

Onward – Film Review

Admittedly, The Couch has been playing host to gamers, D&D-ers, and Aang the last airbender recently, but about a week ago I had elven brothers Ian and Barley join me for a spell… literally. I sighed, laughed, and teared up as they told me of the epic quest they went on together to bring their…