Well, it’s official. Just over 24 hours until the snowplough that has been 2018 cuts its engine, turns off the lights and retires for the year. Before we don our fanciest clothing and choose between getting drunk and hazy around friends or being miserable and glum at home under the flicker of the ten-watt bulb (unless you’re one of those techno-freaks who have already connected their LED bulbs with an Alexa device – in that case, I’m probably not talking to you…
The year’s gone! Already!? How is that happening? I feel like I’m slipping faster and faster into the great void of the beyond and the only thing I have to slow it down is reminiscent blog posts that look back at the year that was. That and good entertainment.
So what better time, before we slip completely, to look back at my top five reads of the year.
Grab your a mulled wine, pop a cracker, and slap your favourite reindeer on the arse.
In a world that is fast-growing with some amazing super talent in the world of writing, books, and media, it’s easy to quickly forget the stories you’ve consumed and launch straight into the next big thing.
But as the year draws to an end, the nights get darker, and the inevitable moment in which my rabbits shit their pants in fear as fireworks announce the arrival of the New Year, here’s a breakdown of the stories that have had an impact on, not only my own writing, but on the way I view the medium of storytelling.