Category Archive: Books

Interview: Nathan Roche is back

Writer, musician and occasional contributor to somethingyousaid.com, Nathan Roche has just written a new book. We talk to him.


Interview: Jim Bob and Frank Derrick return

Following last year’s critically-acclaimed novel, “The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81″ writer/musician J.B. Morrison, better known as Jim Bob, returns this June with “Frank Derrick’s Holiday of a Lifetime”. We have… Read More


Interview: Pete Fowler reaches out

Pete Fowler is an extraordinary artist whose artwork has graced some of the albums from one of somethingyousaid.com’s favourite bands, Super Furry Animals. 25ThC caught up with him to discuss the new SFA book,… Read More


Book Review: Rise of the Super Furry Animals

Somethingyousaid.com has many Super Furry Animals enthusiasts. The biggest of all is Gary Page, who reviews the new book about them:  I have to make a confession that I am an extremely sporadic… Read More


Interview: Ric Rawlins on Super Furry Animals

One of somethingyousaid.com’s favourite bands ever, Super Furry Animals are the subject of a new biography by Ric Rawlins. With illustrations by Pete Fowler and full band participation it marks 20 years since the… Read More


Something You Said’s Books of 2014

When considering somethingyousaid.com’s Top Ten Books of 2014, we felt privileged to have in our ranks a genuine expert. As well as writing for this very site, Joe Haddow is also the producer of the BBC Radio… Read More


Book review: Christos Tsiolkas’ Merciless Gods

Christos Tsiolkas, author of award-winning novels (Dead Europe, The Slap), shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, has released his first collection of short fiction. And as… Read More


Interview: The Knife author, Lee Markham

‘The Knife’ is the startling first novel from Eastbourne-based author Lee Markham. It’s a gritty, ferocious and angry indictment of social inequality and institutional neglect in 21st Century Britain. It also happens to… Read More


The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick Age 81

You may better know JB Morrison as Jim Bob, lead-singer of legendary 90s indie duo Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. However, while Carter are finally winding down (they play their last ever reunion gig this… Read More


Jim Bob talks Carter USM and Frank Derrick

Jim Bob tells Bobby Townsend about his new novel, The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, and Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine’s farewell gigs: Hi Jim. So, earlier this year, you announced Carter USM’s final ever… Read More


Olly interviews Nathan Roche

In the lead-up to the upcoming Sydney Writer’s Festival, I figured I should interview an author. None of those PR circuit bookclub whores though. They’ll be busy with their teacake and ABC roundtables.… Read More


Book review: Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Angela Haffenden considers the latest offering from Stephen King: The master of horror writers finally presents us with the sequel to The Shining. If you’ve ever seen the iconic film with the fabulous… Read More