Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe ★★★★½

Neither Here, Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bill Bryson

Genre(s) | Travel, Nonfiction, Humour, Autobiography
Goodreads Rating | 3.86
Humpo Show Rating | 4.50 
Published: 2015 (first published in 1992)
Publisher: Black Swan

Neither Here, Nor There

Neither Here, Nor There is a wonderfully comic tale of Bill Bryson’s journey across Europe in the early 1990s when the continent was beginning to enter a new, modern era. Continue reading

The Price of Time ★★★½

The Price of Time
Tim Tigner

Genre(s) | Mystery, Thriller
Goodreads Rating | 3.9
Humpo Show Rating | 3.5 
Published: 2019
Publisher: Amazon

The Price of Time by Tim Tigner

The Price of Time is an engrossing story of immortality, murder and mystery. When a group of scientists find a way to live forever, it brings just as many challenges as it does opportunities. Continue reading

The Stranger ★★★★★

The Stranger
Channel: Netflix
Starring: Richard Armitage, Siobhan Finneran, Jennifer Saunders, Shaun Dooley, Paul Kaye, Dervla Kirwan, Kadiff Kirwan, Jacob Dudman, Ella-Rae Smith, Brandon Fellows, Misha Handley, Anthony Head, Hannah John-Karmen, Stephen Rea
Creator: Harlan Coben
IMDb Rating | 7.5
Humpo Show Rating | 9.5

The Stranger Netflix review

The Stranger follows the lives of suburban families whose secrets and lies are made public by the appearance of a mysterious woman. Continue reading

Uncle Vanya ★★★★☆

Uncle Vanya
Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Director: Ian Rickson
Cast: Richard Armitage, Toby Jones, Aimee Lou Wood, Rosalind Eleazar, Ciaran Hinds, Dearbhla Molloy, Peter Wight and Anna Calder-Marshall

Uncle Vanya review

Uncle Vanya is a play by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, first published in 1898, which explores the disruption and discontent of a small group of people in rural turn of the century Russia. Director Ian Rickson and Irish playwright Conor McPherson have brought this nineteenth century Russian play to London’s West End with a great deal of humour, melancholy and emotion. Continue reading

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ★★★★½

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Genre(s) | Mystery, Crime
Goodreads Rating | 4.24
Humpo Show Rating | 4.30
Published: 2013 (originally 1926)
Publisher: HarperCollins

Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The book is set in the fictional English village of King’s Abbot and opens with the suicide of Mrs. Ferrars, a wealthy widow. The same night, wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd, rumoured to have been Ferrars secret lover, is found murdered in his study. There’s no shortage of suspects, all the members of the household stand to gain from his death, but the police focus on Ralph Paton, Ackroy’d stepson and heir, as he has the most to gain from the death and the fact that he is nowhere to be seen. Retired sleuth Hercule Poirot, who has recently moved to the area, agrees to investigate the case – one which will uncover many secrets along the way.
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The Goes Wrong Show ★★★★☆

The Goes Wrong Show
Channel: BBC
Starring: Henry Shields, Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Bryony Corrigan, Nancy Zamit, Charlie Russell, Dave Hearn, Greg Tannahill, Chris Leask
Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields

IMDb Rating |  8.0
Humpo Show Rating | 8.0

The Goes Wrong Show

A wonderfully comical series of hand-crafted, half hours of theatrical catastrophe from The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. Continue reading

Artemis ★★☆☆☆

Andy Weir

Genre(s) | Science Fiction
Goodreads Rating | 3.67

Humpo Show Rating | 2.0
Published: 2018
Publisher: Del Rey

Artemis Andy Weir review

Jazz Bashara is employed as a porter on Artmeis – the first and only city on the moon – and has a sideline smuggling contraband. She has debts to pay off as well as the rent of her very basic sleeping quarters. But, when she is given the chance to earn enough money to live a life of luxury, it is too lucrative to turn down. But the job she is tasked with leads her down into a conspiracy worth trillions of dollars. Continue reading