Category Archives: off the wall

Allegorical 

Rumpelstiltskin – ever wondered what he was really up to? Goblins. Ever wondered if ALL those goblins in those dreadfully protracted middle earth movies were all CGI? The Saracen’s head – it’s not really a ‘head’ though is it? It’s … Continue reading

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Reasons and logic

Don Tillman returns as the delightfully socially awkward Columbia academic.  If you haven’t read the Rosie Project then this does stand alone but is far better appreciated as being read after the first one.  Don is back and trying to … Continue reading

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Theology redefined

A hitman, an unconvinced priest and a down-at-luck hotel receptionist. These souls collide in a farcical set of business arrangements whereby the hitman is dragged along and used to provide a meal-ticket for the others. Our priest does not really … Continue reading

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Microcosm 

This book is quite simply brilliant. In essence it is about a very short space of time in which a goldfish falls from the top floor of an apartment block but the stories which are uncovered on the way down … Continue reading

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Devilishly good

   This is a brilliant book exploring faith and what it really means. Robertson gets to the heart of humanity and its desire for meaning and asks the awkward question: “what if the devil was someone who was real and … Continue reading

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Don’t panic

 I read this again in the last few weeks and in the process I came to a few conclusions: 1. Douglas Adams wrote thought provoking books 2. It’s good but not nearly as good as everyone says it is … Continue reading

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He has a lime

Neil Gaiman shows just how much he understands the function of myth in society and how the power of stories work a level of magic for us. There are literally hundreds of small but brilliant touches looking at how Gods … Continue reading

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