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Dracula – by Bram Stoker

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary I am not sure that Bram Stoker would be mightily impressed with the modern incarnations of his hellish monster. The vampires today seem to devote much more of their time to pouting and preening than sating their unquenchable thirst for blood and murder. Though Stoker cannot be credited with […]

Little Brother – By Cory Doctorow

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Little Brother is the story of a group of teenagers living in San Francisco who, after being caught in the middle of a devastating terrorist attack on their city, are arrested and brutally interrogated by their own government. Though they are eventually released, they soon realise that the basic […]

Author Spotlight: JRR Tolkien

  My introduction to JRR Tolkien came at the age of seven, when my Dad read The Hobbit to me. He was not a man inclined to mimic characters when reading, but something about that particular story transformed him (in his mind at least) into a multi-talented voice artist. Though his repertoire was a bit […]

e-Q&A With Lawrence

Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary   You know us from our eclectic reviews, our intriguing Facebook statuses and our weird and wonderful tweets – but how much do you really know about us and what it’s like be an EQA’er? Here’s what Lawrence had to say …   1: Name: Lawrence Hall 2:  Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-Fi/ High Modernism/ Teen […]

Kobos Kobos Kobos

  This month Japanese eReader gurus Kobo have announced not 1, not 2, but 3 brand spanking new devices.  Let’s take a gander.   The Kobo Mini Ok, first up we have the aptly named Kobo Mini. Though it is the world’s lightest and smallest full-featured E Ink eReader, weighing just 134 grams and 5 […]

Slash: The Autobiography – With Anthony Bozza

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary Did you ever dream of being a guitar god? If you did, then I’m sure that like me, you spent a large portion of your childhood (and adulthood) haphazardly playing along to Guns N’ Roses’ catalogue of hits. If, like me, you are also perilously uncool, you may even […]

Redemption Song: The Definitive Biography of Joe Strummer – By Chris Salewicz

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary What stands Salewicz’s book apart from the many other musician biographies that I have read is the evident personal connection that he shared with his subject. Instead of starting at the beginning of Strummer’s life, the book opens with his tragic death.  Salewicz gives a moving account of the […]

Martha Quest – By Doris Lessing

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary For those of you looking for a great coming of age novel, and are desperate to avoid anything that involves teenage vampires, then look no further than Doris Lessing’s fantastic, Martha Quest: Beautifully written and still remarkably relevant 60 years after its publication, this brilliant novel is sure to […]

The Odyssey – Homer

Posted by Lawrence: Tweet Back #neverendinglibrary If you ever had a burning desire to find what happened to Sean Bean’s character after the events in the film Troy, this book has the answer.  However, before you dive right in and get your Odyssey on, I suggest that you go home, read the Iliad, and feed […]