Sleep Has His House: What do our dreams mean?

We are in a mental health crisis in the UK. Loneliness can easily root itself in our minds and grow into something ugly. Anna Kavan’s memoir, Sleep Has His House, reminds us of the importance of looking after our minds, as the main character slips into a terrifying descent to a mind unrecognisable as their…

What the book?! | Magus, mania and mind games: Will you pass the test?

Have you ever read a book and found yourself being tested or tricked? John Fowles, The Magus is a daring psychological thriller that not only deceives the main character, Nicholas, but deceives you as well. The term ‘magus’ is defined as magician or sorcerer; think potions, think tricks, think mind games beyond our world. This…

What the Book?! | Lockdown lessons: What we can learn from nature

By Robbie Sweeten In Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens has carefully crafted a story for the ages. As readers, we bear witness and learn lessons from Kya Clark’s journey through loss, love, and a murder trial. After being abandoned by her family, Kya Clark is forced to mature immersed within nature in the marshes…

What the book?! | Fahrenheit 451: A world without books?

By Remi Trovo “If you can’t solve a problem, burn it” – Captain Beatty Imagine a world where the fire brigade start fires rather than put them out. Imagine a world where all four walls of living rooms in every house are replaced by giant TV screens, bombarding people with a constant stream of television…