Reading

I love ideas and stories. My first passion is for the written word and for books, but I also enjoy stories in all mediums, including films, TV, comics and computer games (especially narrative-led games and interactive fiction). I aim to engage critically and creatively with culture, and as a Christian I’m particularly interested in how culture expresses people’s different beliefs and worldviews.

Perelandra Revisited

I’ve just had the pleasure of (re)reading Perelandra with my wife – it’s her first time, but one of many times I’ve read it. It’s possibly my favourite C S Lewis novel (against strong competition!). I first read it back when I was in secondary school, and it made a deep and lasting impression on […]

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The secret ingredient of Pixar’s storytelling success

I love Pixar’s films. Their most recent movie Inside Out was another story that combined fun characters, a clever concept, and emotional resonance. While some of their films are relatively forgettable (sorry Cars), their batting average is incredible with the likes of the Toy Story trilogy, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Up among my all-time […]

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Review: What Makes Us Human? by Mark Meynell

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. The latest in the Questions Christians Ask series, Mark Meynell sketches out a solid introduction to basic Christian beliefs about humanity. Its brevity is both it’s biggest strength and weakness. It is accessible and easily digested in an […]

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“For heroes, life is a weapon”

“Cowards live for the sake of living, but for heroes, life is a weapon, a thing to be spent, a gift to be given to the weak and the lost and the weary, even to the foolish and the cowardly” I’ve just finished reading Empire of Bones by N D Wilson, the third and probably […]

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