Author Archives: Stuart Smith

The Mask Falling – Samantha Shannon

The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Bone Season series is one that continues to keep growing with every instalment and this is no difference. The world opened up, giving us a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Why are we still using GDP?

For more than 70 years our economic system has been using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the yardstick measurement of our economy. This yardstick measures only economic activity. It was meant to help reduce poverty using “trickle down” economics. But … Continue reading

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The Empire Of Gold – S A Cakraborty

The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty My rating: 5 of 5 stars The end to this trilogy was everything I could have asked for. The extensive world building is expanded even further, the characters are pushed to the absolute … Continue reading

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The Song Rising – Samantha Shannon

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon My rating: 4 of 5 stars I found this book to move at a faster pace then the previous two in the series. Paige’s character has progressed with each book. There is a lot … Continue reading

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UK Elections Bill – Pros and Cons

The recently published Elections Bill in the UK Parliament is an attempt to rig our electoral system to favour the Conservative & Unionist Party. It will makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of … Continue reading

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