To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a…

The Shining by Stephen King

“Are you sure self-pity is a luxury you can afford, Jack?” “He would write it for the reason he felt that all great literature, fiction and nonfiction, was written: truth comes out, in the end…

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

"Everything burns if the flame is hot enough, the world is nothing but a crucible" "You'll swoop from incredible highs when you're just glad to be alive, to those lows when you wish you were…

Inspiration in the shower?

 One morning whilst in the bath, I randomly thought of the Mafia. I have no recollection of how or why the thought of organised crime crept into mind - but suddenly I began to ponder…

What’s in a hug?

"To clasp (another person or thing) tightly" says an online dictionary. Trust a dictionary to be less than objective. "A hug is a form of physical intimacy, not necessarily sexual, that usually involves closing or…

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

“The Young Man came to the Old Man seeking counsel. I broke something, Old Man. How badly is it broken? It's in a million little pieces. I'm afraid I can't help you. Why? There's nothing…