The Distance Of The Moon ★★★☆☆

The Distance Of The Moon ★★★☆☆
Italo Calvino


Genre(s) | Short Stories, Fiction, Space
Goodreads Rating | 3.96
Humpo Show Rating | 3.00
Published: 2018
Publisher: Penguin Modern 

‘Time is a catastrophe, perpetual and irreversible.’

Science and fiction interweave delightfully in these playful Cosmicomic short stories. Continue reading

Create Dangerously ★★★☆☆

Create Dangerously ★★★☆☆
Albert Camus


Genre(s) | Nonfiction, Speeches, Art
Goodreads Rating | 3.81
Humpo Show Rating | 3.00 
Published: 2018
Publisher: Penguin Modern

To create today is to create dangerously’

Camus argues passionately that the artist has a responsibility to challenge, provoke and speak up for those who cannot in this powerful speech, accompanied here by two others.  Continue reading

The Breakthrough ★★★★☆

The Breakthrough ★★★★☆
Daphne du Maurier


Genre(s) | Short Story, Literary
Goodreads Rating | 3.16
Humpo Show Rating | 3.80 
Published: 2018
Publisher: Penguin Modern

Dispatch the maimed, the old, the weak, destroy the very world itself, for what is the point of life if the promise of fulfilment lies elsewhere?

On the windswept coast of rural Suffolk, a deranged scientist attempts to extract the essence of life itself.   Continue reading