You will find on this page reviews of books, films and television I’ve enjoyed. I make no pretence that I read highbrow literature or watch arthouse films. Life is too short to wade through War and Peace or sit through Ingmar Bergman films – worthy though those endeavours may be. My tastes are more along the lines of thrillers, historical fiction, action-adventure, crime and detective fiction, an occasional sci-fi or fantasy novel, books about the ancient world and the odd biography or autobiography.