Hey, I need some help. I don't know when to write numbers as numerals (e.g., '3') and when to write them as words (e.g., 'three'). Ok, let's figure this out. It turns out that many organisations, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), have guidance for their members. We can run through some of this. Cool. What's the … Continue reading When should I write numbers as words?
The Shock of the Fall. Nathan Filer. 2014. 320pp. ISBN: 978-0007491452 Review by Simon McCarthy-Jones We bury our dead six feet down, but their memory lies in a shallower grave. Memories inflated with guilt rise irresistibly. They bob against the surface of our mind. They will not be pushed down. They must be let … Continue reading The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer: Book review and analysis
Emily’s Voices. Emily Knoll. 2017. 207pp. ISBN: 978-1-9998638-0-7 Book review by Simon McCarthy-Jones Emily’s Voices is a memoir by Emily Knoll. The title refers to the voices that this eloquent young author hears, which others cannot. To me, the book appears to have four aims. The first is to communicate what the often misunderstood phenomenon … Continue reading Book review: Emily’s Voices by Emily Knoll
Asylum. Greg Ralls. 2017. 110pp. ISBN: 978-0-648-13850-1 Asylum, the second memoir by the Australian engineer, husband, author, father, and recipient of a schizophrenia diagnosis, Greg Ralls, advertises itself as the story of his detention in an UK immigration removal centre. This event does indeed form a key part of the book and the author makes … Continue reading Book review: Asylum by Greg Ralls