Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

Blade Runner is not my favourite film. That said, I saw it twice in the cinema when it was first released; watched it whenever it popped up on television in years subsequent; bought the Director’s Cut laserdisc; the Director’s Cut DVD (my first ever DVD); the five-DVD limited edition set in the reproduction Voight-Kampff briefcase; …

Nineteen Minutes

Jodi Picoult does something unexpected – at least for me – with this book. She begins with a school shooting in a small New Hampshire town and then skips back and forth in time to describe the resulting investigation and trial but also the events that led up to the bloodbath. And she keeps the …

The Cure for a Crime

Whoooosh! This story of twins Ali and Tulip trying to work out why their mum's new boyfriend has turned her into a 'zombie robot' never lets up from page 1. It's got a lovely multi/ethnic cast of characters (I especially like Momo, the taxi driver), lots of jokes and a nice way of working medical …