Jack Davey

Books to escape the gloomy weather

As a remedy for the grey, gloomy weather the winter months bring, I have several literary candidates, each a sure way to alleviate the weight of the grey skies and spark hope in the heart. One solution which I find very effective is to indulge in pure escapism with a...
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Posted Feb. 4, 2019

Why science students love the arts

As part of our ArtsTech collaboration, we wanted to find out what Science and Arts students love about the other discipline, and why they think the intersection is so important. Read on to find out what aspects of art inspire science students.
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Posted Dec. 6, 2018

Don’t let the weather dampen your desire to read

In my mind, there’s no such thing as bad weather for reading. Whatever the world’s doing outside, there’s always a perfect read for the season if you know where to look. I tend not to read the same types of books when the sun is shining and the days are...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2018

Powerful protagonists and how to create them

There isn’t a set formula for whipping up a compelling protagonist. Endless hours go into developing them as they are the lens through which the author is able to display the fruits of their imagination – perfection in this aspect is key to a gripping narrative. I love how every...
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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

Review: ‘If We Were Villains’ by M. L. Rio

By combining a modern gothic setting, a group of believably flawed characters and a cruel use of foreshadowing, M. L. Rio’s debut novel, If We Were Villains, manages to tell a haunting tale of modern tragedy in a classic Shakespearean fashion. It is undoubtedly one of my favourite books from...
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Posted Oct. 18, 2018