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Book Review: A Monster Calls // Patrick Ness

After the recent success of the Old Vic’s production as well as the 2016 film version of the novel starring Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls has re-surfaced in bookshops and continued to induce floods of tears amongst its distraught audience. “Shout all you want…I’ve seen worse.” Thirteen year old Conor O’Malley declares to the part […]Read More

Film Review: A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness’ short novel A Monster Calls, itself based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd, finally made the leap from concept to cinema blockbuster in late 2016/early 2017. Bittersweet is a term which will be re-visited in this review; Siobhan sadly passed away from terminal breast cancer in 2007, tragically never witnessing either the Carnegie or […]Read More