Book reviews

Bitesize book reviews of fiction and non-fiction titles (for detailed analysis of fiction, see Literature).

So You Want to be a Producer: a warts ‘n’ all Hollywood memoir

Producer Lawrence Turman spills the tea for film makers, film lovers, and the perpetually curious

Published: 16 December 2022 | Last updated: 27 February 2023
16 December 2022

Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir | Review

Project Hail Mary features familiar themes of space, survival and sacrifice and is bloody good, if you want to get…

Published: 9 October 2022 | Last updated: 29 December 2022
9 October 2022

Bounce: the 10,000-hour rule and the quest for mastery

What experts say about the power of practice, and how to apply it to your life

Published: 28 June 2022 | Last updated: 24 November 2022
28 June 2022

Fake History, by Otto English | Review

From the Aztecs to the evolution of curry, why the lure of fake history is hard to resist

Published: 16 May 2022 | Last updated: 4 March 2023
16 May 2022

Why Neanderthals don’t make good politicians

You wouldn't vote for a Neanderthal - but they can teach us a lot about human society

Published: 19 March 2022 | Last updated: 19 July 2022
19 March 2022

Why you should read: Rendezvous with Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke

A brief intro to sci-fi novella Rendezvous with Rama ahead of 2024's film adaptation

Published: 26 February 2022 | Last updated: 9 October 2022
26 February 2022