Blind date with a Book: A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar

When we imagine Afghanistan today we picture pain, poverty, and a country decimated by war. The effects of the Cold War, the Holy Wars, the rise of terrorism, and the arrival of international forces in Afghanistan have been frequent segments on news channels for as long as I can remember. We have seen the crying, … Continue reading Blind date with a Book: A Fort of Nine Towers by Qais Akbar Omar

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Blind Date with a Book: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

Welcome to ‘London Below’. As a respectable member of ‘London Above’ (such as our protagonist Richard Mayhew), or whichever other city you hail from, you’ve probably never had the opportunity to visit London’s disused Underground network, or parkour your way into untenable roof tops.