Review: Kick-Ass #1

This was originally published at Flickering Myth on 14th February. 

In October 2014, Mark Millar appeared to definitively finish with one his most lucrative properties; Kick-Ass. 

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Intro to: Deadpool

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on 8th February. 

With his own solo movie finally in sight, there has never been more attention directed at Marvel’s merc with a mouth. But what exactly do you need to know about the character before seeing the long awaited film? Continue reading

Review: The Catcher in the Rye

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on July 23rd 2015.

Notoriously at the centre of much controversy The Catcher in the Rye has been frequently challenged for its use of vulgar language, which extends as far as ‘Damn’ for the most part, sexual references and its questioning of traditional family values, moral codes, and religious ideology. Continue reading

Review: Heart of Darkness

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on May 8th 2015.

Heart of Darkness’ credentials as a literary classic are undeniably impressive. Frequently hailed as one of the most influential works of the twentieth century and as a pioneer of literary modernism, no one has ever disputed Joseph Conrad’s master craftsmanship. Yet for some indiscernible reason, it’s the kind of text that often causes modern readers to roll their eyes in frustration. Continue reading