Tags : crime

‘Arresting Our Way Out of Drug Problems’: Should We Continue

Weed, draw, bud, wacky baccy, Uncle Bob’s crafty cabbage. Aside from the last one which I clearly just made up, these are all aliases of cannabis, Britain’s most popular illegal drug. According to a recent YouGov survey, 48% of the British public favour legalising the recreational use of the plant, with just 24% opposed to […]Read More

Book Review: Acid Attack // Russell Findlay

Just before Christmas in 2015, a shocking attack took place in a suburban street somewhere in Glasgow. The journalist Russell Findlay was attacked by a hitman posing as a Royal Mail delivery man. The hitman, William ‘Basil’ Burns threw acid in the investigative reporter’s face and intended to stab him to death with a knife, […]Read More

TV Review: The End of the F***ing World

The newest (and potentially the first?), gritty, dark humoured, teenage coming of age show to grace Netflix, The End of the F***ing World explores the lives of James, a 17-year-old who believes he’s a psychopath, and Alyssa, a rule-breaking, dominating classmate who sees James as a way to escape a rocky home life. Set in […]Read More

Book Review: Blue Monday // Nicci French

I have long felt an outcast in the world of literature. While I have always frequented the likes of Jane Austen and Daphne du Maurier – and revelled in the depths of knowledge that I have discovered within the pages of their books – my true indulgence comes in the form of less prestigious and […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective Season Finale

‘Omega Station.’ True Detective Seeason 2 comes to an end, while I’m happy overall about this season many people weren’t. In this review I’ll talk about the main talking points of the final episode, then look at this season’s response online before giving you my view on the series as a whole. He who killed […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2E7

‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms.’ Shit very very slowly and continuously hits the fan. ‘Black Maps and Motel rooms.’ carries the momentum from the previous episode, while not being constantly dynamic like it but still managing to be nearly as entertaining. Whatever the season finale is like, it’s fair to say Season 2 has kicked […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2E6

‘Church in Ruins’ I said this last week, but this episode of True Detective is by far the best of the season. Starting straight from when the last episode left off. Infusing a simpler story for the episode, with a straight forward objective and plan for the detectives to pull off. ‘Church in Ruins’ sees […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2E5

‘Other Lives.’ What a surprise, this just happened to be the best episode so far this season…not just that, but the quality of the episode is on par with Season 1. The first time I’ve thought this since it’s inception in June. ‘Other Lives’ flips everything from the first half of the season on it’s head, […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2E4

‘Down Will Come.’ In some ways, episode 4 pays off the fans of True Detective who managed to get halfway through this season, despite it being underwhelming when compared to it’s predecessor. ‘Down Will Come.’ was a good episode in summary. The tense, grounded action sequence that makes up the last part of the episode […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2E2

‘Night Finds You.’ After a disappointing premiere I was hoping Episode 2 titled ‘Night Finds You’ would finally get the ball rolling instead of lightly touching it. Now the case has started, it seems the main story of series 2 will be ‘Who killed Casper and why?’ Which is fine by me. However, the long […]Read More

TV Review: True Detective S2 Premiere

‘The Western Book of the Dead.’ True Detective’s debut season last year was something of a phenomenon in Television. It had two leading men who were noticeably movie actors – Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey –  at the height of their careers. It’s twisted dark plot, interestingly engineered characters and philosophical views on mankind and […]Read More