Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden

Written By Ciaran Dermott “Can’t you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge, has been to bring myself closer to you. ” A detailed portrait of a time and culture that is quickly disappearing, Arthur Golden’s plucky tale about an impoverished fisherman’s daughter who by chance becomes one…

A Scanner Darkly – Philip K. Dick

Written By Jake Garner “If the last to know he’s an addict is the addict, then maybe the last to know when a man means what he says is the man himself, he reflected.” Blade Runner, The Adjustment Bureau, Total Recall and The Minority Report; each and every single one of these films are indeed…

The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac

Written By Ciaran Dermott “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” Buddhism, hitchhiking and wine. Not much more needs to be said about what is perhaps Kerouac’s most spiritual novel. Written during the late 1950s, during a period where the novelist and the rest of his beat generation circle…

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

Written By Jake Garner “Christianity without tears – that’s what soma is.” How does one disembark on, and succeed, in writing one of the most celebrated science-fiction novels ever written? Well, one merely has to have the expertise and knowhow of Mr Aldous Huxley. Wisdom in regards to the sciences, virtuosity in relation to the…

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

Written By Jack Garner “He seated himself beside her, bent over her, and explained softly. ‘If you set the surge up high enough, you’ll be glad you’re awake; that’s the whole point. At setting C it overcomes the threshold barring consciousness, as it does for me.” I would not me moved by such to suitably…