Category Archive: Books

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’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 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’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’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

Book Review: Jay Stringer, Lost City

The final part of Jay Stringer’s trilogy of Eoin Miller novels (the previous two were Old Gold and Runaway Town) is yet another excellent example of, what Stringer himself calls, “social pulp” fiction.… Read More