Author Archives: Adam Randall

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma is a novel that I’d heard about many times before I read it – always in the context of it having an unlikeable protagonists. The funny thing is, I didn’t find Emma unlikeable at all. Sure, she’s a flawed … Continue reading

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Doctor Who: The Betrothal of Sontar

This graphic novel collects together several comic adventures of the Tenth Doctor and Rose that were originally published in Doctor Who magazine between 2006 and 2007. It’s quite a nostalgic collection for me, because I read most of them when … Continue reading

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Far-right Appropriations of Medieval Military Orders by Rory MacLellan

I haven’t read an enormous number of academic papers before, but this was easily the most entertaining read of them all. Of course, I don’t want to suggest that it favoured entertainment over information, because it’s a well researched and … Continue reading

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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

The second Dune novel sees Paul Atreides now ruling as an emperor. Sadly, like all the other sci-fi and fantasy boys, he’s just an all-powerful, amoral dictator. It’s hard to really feel anything for someone who pontificates about how great … Continue reading

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

This collection of stories features the grand return of Sherlock Holmes after his seeming death in The Final Problem. I think he comes back strong, and the stories in this collection are very much on the level of his earlier … Continue reading

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge

In this book Reni Eddo-Lodge paints a very clear picture of racism in the UK, going into detail about the history from which it has grown. As someone who likes to stay well informed about this subject, so that I … Continue reading

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A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan

This is the seventh Wheel of Time book, which I read almost back to back with the eighth – it’s a comment against both of them that I can’t easily remember which events happen in which books without checking a … Continue reading

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Spider-Man/Deadpool Omnibus

Spider-Man and Deadpool are two of my favourite characters in the Marvel universe, so I was very curious about this volume. Marvel encompasses so many different types of story, and I feel that the adventures of Spider-Man feel much more … Continue reading

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Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates

I was aware of the Everyday Sexism project from its very earliest days. For those who are unfamiliar, Laura Bates was using both the Everyday Sexism website and its social media platforms to raise awareness for the misogyny that women … Continue reading

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Out of Office by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen

I am a huge advocate for employers letting their employees work from home whenever it’s possible, and so I was naturally very curious about this book. Not only does it look at the many different ways that businesses have approached … Continue reading

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