Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
In 2012, The Chinese Room made a name for themselves with the lovely Dear Esther, an experimental new way to tell stories in games. Now this talented team demonstrate their exceptional craft with a beautiful and elegiac story about the end of the world.
The Girl on the Train
Rachel Watson imagines perfect lives for people she sees from the train on her daily commute. One day she witnesses something that doesn’t match her imagined fantasies and is compelled to get involved.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Alan Garner’s classic children’s adventure has enchanted generations with its tale of dark magic and ancient myth. I read it in 1982, aged 10 and was instantly hooked. Thirty-four years later, can it still capture my adult imagination?
Reasons to Stay Alive
When he was 24, author Matt Haig suffered an emotional breakdown and tried to take his own life. In this short book he takes a brief look at the journey he took trying to overcome the depression and anxiety that had led him to contemplate suicide.
She Stoops to Conquer
Kent based Changeling Theatre perform a wonderful outdoor rendition of the classic comedy-of-manners by Oliver Goldsmith. The performance was funny, fresh and delightfully modern and encouraged me to see more from this wonderful group of actors.
23 years after its great-grandad was born, the newest version of Doom is bigger and bloodier than ever before. With all the style and polish of a modern AAA game, can it recapture what made the original so great all those years ago?
A pitch-perfect mystery adventure set in 1980s small-town America. Influenced by early Spielberg, Stephen King and John Carpenter, this is a love-letter to all those 80s films that shaped my childhood.
Our Endless Numbered Days
Peggy Hillcoat is abducted by her own father and forced to live in a remote wood cabin for nine years. Part psychological drama, part survivalist adventure, this debut novel is a bleak exploration of mental collapse.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
This is a dark fairy-tale for any adult that has ever been seven years old. Gaiman takes us on a timeless tale of the extraordinary wonder of childhood discovery, and the loss that follows in adulthood.
My Memories of a Future Life
When injury stops Carol Lear playing piano, she believes her life as a musician is over. For those who live to make music, what is their life when the music can no longer be made?
Ready Player One
It’s 2044 and life on Earth is dismal. Global warming and over-crowding have affected everyone, except the rich. Most people avoid their hateful reality by retreating to a vast virtual reality game called the Oasis. But the Oasis is more than just a game: for one lucky person, it’s a ticket to a better life.